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Please Identify
Bugman,
I found this butterfly or moth outside my house on an Azalea bush. It looks as if it had just emerged. I looked through your pages and countless other sources but could not identify it. Can you please help me. Thanks.
grem
Baton Rouge, LA

Dear Grem,
Thanks you for sending in the wonderful photo of Polyphemus Moths, Antheraea polyphemus. You are correct that they are newly emerged as these Giant Silkworm, or Saturnid Moths only live long enough to mate and lay eggs. The pheromones are working strongly to have brought this pair together.

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