Polyphemus Moth

June 14, 2015
Polyphemus Moth
Polyphemus Moth (zoomed out for scale)

I took the kids up to Pine Haven again for a single overnight last night, and had some excellent insect-related adventures. I'd found a dead polyphemus moth last year, and hestitated a little at posting pictures. This time, I got to see a live one - it had apparently been sitting on the office door at the campsite all day.

I've included a picture showing most of the door for scale; the moth is about as big as my hand. Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus), Wentworth NH, 6/13/2015.
 

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