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Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus 1This is actually a picture from back in June that I didn’t get around to posting then. I saw it as I pulled into a grocery store parking lot one morning, sunning itself on the pavement in the exact center of the entry ramp. I stopped the car and got out. With encouragement from a man in a pickup truck who stopped to see what I was looking at, I let it walk onto my finger.

We kept it in an aquarium for a day as it slept. Polyphemus moths live only a few days and don’t eat — don’t even have mouths! But when evening came it was ready to FLY. Hopefully it lived the rest of its short life to the fullest.

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Categories: Butterflies & Moths

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  1. The wingspread is so pretty. I think moths should get more attention- so many of them are very attractive and just as large as butterflies, even if they do tend to have brown, gray, gold colors more often (at least the ones I’ve seen).

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