Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)

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Huge (for a moth) and common in much of North America.
Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
Found at 5am on a gas station wall under a light in Person Co., NC
5 June 2011

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.

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