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Giant Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - male

Giant Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - Male
Goldvein, VA, USA, Goldvein County, Virginia, USA
June 12, 2009
This is the second one we've caught or seen. Both were dying and very still. I think they are a beautiful species. Look at the antennas. Magnificent

IMG_4141.JPG This one was see
IMG_4141.JPG This one was seen on my car in Alabama.. Don't know if that's common for them or not. This looks like it could be the same.

Moved from Id Request to species page. Nice shot of this male! You can learn more about these beautiful moths here.
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Antheraea polyphemus, Polyphemus Moth
I don't know if there are others that look similar. I suspect this is it, but I'm not an expert.

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