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Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - female

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - Female
Snowhill Rd North of Cabin Branch Creek, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
July 18, 2004
Found on a wall in a lighted breezeway. Eased gently onto a stick and posed. I believe this to be a female, based on the thin antennae and large abdomen. Note damage to left hindwing, probably a bite taken out by a bird.

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Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - female Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - female