#7757 polyphemus

Polyphemus Moth

Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer, 1776)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Occasional resident

Range: Can be found throughout the United States and southern Canada

Larval Hostplant(s):  Numerous trees including Willow (Salix), Oak (Quercus) and Birch (Betula)

NENHP Ranking: Not listed.

Broods/Flight Times: Fully double brooded in southern portions of the state.

Habitat: In/near deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: 4 – 6 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest, Niobrara Valley Preserve, Harlan County Reservoir, Gilbert-Baker State Wildlife Management Area, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area.

Overwintering: As a pupa in a cocoon on or near the soil surface.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

Polyphemus Moth
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