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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
West Valley City, UT
(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
West Valley City, UT
(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
West Valley City, UT
(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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