This thing is hugh!!

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Don't cha just love his eyes?! I thought he was pretty!

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Tokyo, Japan

You can almost feel the silkiness of the wings in your photo! An elegant moth, eh!

A male Polyphemus, Antheraea polyphemus.

I always thought the name was strange though - in Greek myth Polyphemus had only one eye! ;)

For life cycle info:

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Thanks Lophop, for all the nice information!! Tis very interesting!!
Glad you liked it.

Tokyo, Japan

Glad to have been of some small service Molly -

Actually, I've got a thing about Silk Moths - back when I was a kid and in my bug phase, while on a summer trip back to my daddy's house in Texas, my Nana showed me a big Luna Moth (Actias luna).
Nothing remotely like that in San Diego, and I've been crazy about Silk Moths since. (One of the things that brought me to Japan????????)

Thanks for posting such a nice pic!

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Ahhh yes the Luna Moth, That is also one of my favorites! We had one here in the yard about 1 week before I got my camera, so I missed getting a pic of that one :( but there will be others I'm sure.

Glad you liked the picture :)
I think it is super neat to be talking to someone IN Japan! That is so cool!!!

Tokyo, Japan

Oh! Molly - please do get a pic next time 'round!
The Actias in the US are a different subspp. than here in Japan. i'd love to see a photo!

PS. "I think it is super neat to be talking to someone IN"....Villa Rica, Georgia. "That is so cool!!!"
(My favorite band is from Athens...:)

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

I sure will get a pic next time, and I'll be sure and post it for you to see.

PS, What's the name of the band?? Athens is a fer piece from little ole Villa Rica but I might know the name.
Where are you from? Before moving to Cool Japan that is???

Tokyo, Japan

REM (Actually, that was almost 20 years ago! :O )

I'm from San Diego, CA.

And BTW - Japan is NOT cool!!! It was 36 degrees C today!!!!!

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