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polyphemus-Arizona - Antheraea oculea - male

polyphemus-Arizona - Antheraea oculea - Male
Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2008
Size: 15cm
The remarks concerning range on your site state that this species (polyphemus)is not found in Arizona.
This photo was taken yesterday in Cottonwood, AZ approx. 55 miles South of Flagstaff, AZ.
A fluke or a trend?

I stand corrected. It DOES look more like an Antheraea oculea.

Nice find
We only had one photo in the guide!

Antheraea oculea
Interesting thing is that this is the second photo I've seen throughout the past two weeks of this species. They sure are beautiful!

Maybe not polyphemus
Could be Antheraea oculea?

Correction appended
You are probably right. I got carried away. :-)

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