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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