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Anyone Know The Species?

Baker, MT

I found him this morning, chilling out. I never seen this kind of moth around Montana before.

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(Zone 7a)

Looks like a Polyphemus moth. Very pretty.

Baker, MT

Was going to ask what areas they're native to specifically, cause I'm not sure if Montana is one of them.

(Zone 7a)

This site http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Antheraea-polyphemus states "...every state except Arizona and Nevada."

(Zone 7a)

And another...

http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_IILEW0S010.aspx

Baker, MT

Didn't see anything about lifespan.

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

life span is about 2 weeks tops. The breed, lay eggs and die.

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

The adult moth has no mouth part, so only has the stored fat it ate as a caterpillar. I doubt they live long at all.

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