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Another beautiful moth! - Antheraea polyphemus - male

Another beautiful moth! - Antheraea polyphemus - Male
Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
July 6, 2009
Found this beauty under my porch light one morning.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Not an expert but...
Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)



How big was this moth?

 
His wing span covered most of
His wing span covered most of the palm of my hand. Pretty large and majestic!

 
I looked up the moth you sugg
I looked up the moth you suggested, and I think you're right on. Thanks so much!!!

Not certain
by any means, but I'm wondering if this is an Io moth.

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