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Photo#127958
Antheraea polyphemus - male

Antheraea polyphemus - Male
Howard, Knox County, Ohio, USA

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Antheraea polyphemus - male Antheraea polyphemus - male

Looks like a sphinx moth.
Looks like a sphinx moth.

 
No sphinx at all
This beast is no sphinx, it's in a familly called Saturnidae, aptly named for the "eyes" on the hind wings that bear a ressamblance to Saturn rings... In french, we call those "eyes" "ocelle", how are they named in english?
Sphinx moths have a caracteristic look too, and it's far from a Saturnidae...
Look for photo of both Sphingidae and Saturnidae in the guide and you'll quickly undestand what i mean.

Anthera polyphemus
This one is a male. Judging by the large antennae where female avec slimer, yet still feathery antenae.

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