Monster Moth!

We woke up to this guy hanging out on our back deck this morning! Tried to hold him and he flew away. :(

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lee98632 says ... on Friday, Jun 1 at 4:43 PM

A moth that large. What is it feeding on?

mark Lundgren says ... on Tuesday, Oct 11 at 7:54 AM

it is a polyphemus moth.it is not a gypsy moth,nor is it a cecropia moth.

Roger says ... on Tuesday, Aug 2 at 3:35 PM

It is a male Polyphemus moth. You can distinguish them from the female by the larger and more pronounced antennae which enable the males to find the females. I haven't seen one of these in 27 years.

rowdey says ... on Tuesday, Aug 2 at 3:25 PM

Antheraea Polyphemus or polyphemus moth. I had one on my front porch a few days vack. :) Cool photo. :)

Petersonfam says ... on Sunday, Jul 31 at 5:00 PM

Thanks for all your comments! We appreciate them!

Minnesota Jim says ... on Sunday, Jul 31 at 4:41 PM

They are cool looking. Its is a Cecropia Moth. Just google it. We have them in Minnesota also.

marilyn m says ... on Sunday, Jul 31 at 3:38 PM

Its a polyphemus moth. We had one on the side of our house last weekend.

Anonymous says ... on Sunday, Jul 31 at 2:21 PM

I believe this is a gypsy moth. They have tried to iradicate them for many years. I used to see them when I was young but it's been forever, until today, with your pic! Thank you!

Suzan says ... on Sunday, Jul 31 at 1:54 PM

Incredible beauty!! Those colors!!! It must be a girl lol....never saw such gorgeous dusty rose hues! I wonder what kind of moth she is? Or he....good capture...wonderful snapshot!

brandon h says ... on Sunday, Jul 31 at 10:03 AM

I saw the same moth!!! i took photos of him and posted it to facebook! we saw him outside of Diamond Darcy's in Troutdale!

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