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Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - male

Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - Male
Hwy 55 and Sedwick, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
July 28, 2004
Found on a sidewalk underneath a light, hindwing eyespots hidden. Large antennae, thin abdomen, indicate this is a male. This is a very fresh individual, with very bright coloration. Prodded very gently by the photographer, the hindwing eyespots are revealed.

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Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - male Polyphemus Moth - Antheraea polyphemus - male