Looking to ID moth -- any takers?

Rod Crawford tiso at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 17 20:47:04 EDT 2000

It's a "Polyphemus moth," Antheraea polyphemus. Probably the most
widespread member in North America of the "giant silkmoth" family. Great
picture! See some more at:

---Rod Crawford, Burke Museum, Seattle, USA <tiso at u.washington.edu>

	On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, jnj wrote:
> A while back I was trying to ID a cocoon.  Well, the (ahem) "little" guy
> finally pushed through.  I've placed some pics online at
> http://garden.infobin.org/moth.htm.
> I could not get an open wing pic of him -- he wouldn't open up and I had to
> run, naturally he was gone when I returned.  :)  We're here in Cincinnati,
> Ohio US.  Anyone recognize this fella?
> James

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