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Insect and Spider Identification: Anyone Know The Species?

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wildbilled
Baker, MT

June 3, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9150801

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

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kwanjin

kwanjin

(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9150823

Looks like a Polyphemus moth. Very pretty.
wildbilled
Baker, MT

June 3, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #9150871

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

kwanjin

kwanjin

(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9150885

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

kwanjin

kwanjin

(Zone 7a)

June 3, 2012
7:18 PM

Post #9150894

And another...

http://fieldguide.mt.gov/detail_IILEW0S010.aspx
wildbilled
Baker, MT

June 3, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9150898

Didn't see anything about lifespan.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

June 3, 2012
11:26 PM

Post #9151135

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

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9152735

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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