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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Which moth?

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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2006
10:18 PM

Post #2552128

Which one is it? It hung out on the side of my house for a couple of days, then disappeared.

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billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2006
10:55 PM

Post #2552253

He's beautiful!
The closest I could come to his markings is a Gypsy Moth, but he's not.
I'm curious now.
hello85
Erie, MI
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2006
11:14 PM

Post #2552317

It is a male Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus)... I have website on them... if you'd like more information, you can visit this website:

www.geocities.com/mothman15 and then click on the Polyphemus section... or go directly to it through this link:

www.geocities.com/Poly.htm

Hope that helps!
God bless,
Jeff

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2006
11:37 PM

Post #2552412

http://whatsthatbug.com/images/polyphemus_moth_male.jpg

Photo of a male polyphemus



This message was edited Jul 26, 2006 6:38 PM
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2006
12:48 AM

Post #2552729

Thanks!

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