The Polyphemus Moth is one of the most widespread silkmoths and ranges from southern Canada southward throughout most of the lower 48 states. It is a tan coloured moth with beautiful feathered antennae and has a wingspan averaging between 10 and 15 cm. Now that's a lot of moth! There is a small eyespot on the outside wing or forewing, which you can see in my photos. On the hindwing near the middle there is a huge round or elliptical eyespot. This moth didn't open up its wings for me, so I unfortunately do not have a shot of the impressive hindwing, but images of this can easily be found by googling this moth.
|A top down look at a Polyphemus Moth. I was resting my camera on the tree for stability|
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