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Yellow Fuzzy Moth - Antheraea polyphemus

Yellow Fuzzy Moth - Antheraea polyphemus
Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
June 12, 2010
Size: 5 inches wingspan

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Moved from ID Request.

Antheraea polyphemus
A ragged looking female.

Antheraea polyphemous
She has really feathery antennae, doesn't that mean she is a "he"??

Based on your second pic, the plumose antennae indicate a male. The first picture, upon which I based my ID, appeared to have filiform antennae.

Antheraea polyphemous, male
thank you, as you can tell, I am not very experienced in moths, but they are fascinating. They have all flown now! Or someone ate them.

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