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POLYPHEMUS MOTH Antheraea polyphemus©gardenfool
The Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)  is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk  moths.  It is a tan colored moth, with an average wingspan of 15 cm  (6 inches).  The most notable feature of the moth is its large, purplish  eyespots on its two hindwings. The eye spots are where it gets its name  – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus.  The caterpillar of  the Polyphemus Moth can eat 86,000 times its weight  at emergence in a  little less than two months. It is widespread  throughout much of North  America, from southern Canada to parts of Mexico.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_polyphemus
Other posts:
Rothschilda Moth
Sino-Korean Owl Moth
Madagascar Moon Moth
— ID for @fuckyeahmoths

POLYPHEMUS MOTH
Antheraea polyphemus
©gardenfool

The Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths. It is a tan colored moth, with an average wingspan of 15 cm (6 inches). The most notable feature of the moth is its large, purplish eyespots on its two hindwings. The eye spots are where it gets its name – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus. The caterpillar of the Polyphemus Moth can eat 86,000 times its weight at emergence in a little less than two months. It is widespread throughout much of North America, from southern Canada to parts of Mexico.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_polyphemus

Other posts:

Rothschilda Moth

Sino-Korean Owl Moth

Madagascar Moon Moth

— ID for @fuckyeahmoths

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