Saturday, July 19, 2014

Those Are Some Mighty Fine Antennae You Have There!

Totally by chance, I noticed this Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) out of the corner of my eye the other day when I was photographing a much more colorful American Lady butterfly (see below).  The moth blended in well with the surrounding foliage from a distance.  Once I noticed that it was not a dead leaf, I got closer to capture some images.  It was huge.  The average wingspan on this moth is six inches wide!  I really like its big antennae and really fuzzy body.

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