polyphemus in Northern California
My 19 month old son found a chrysalis about 4 weeks ago, so we put it in a jar and hoped for the best. His little fingers had poked a hole through the leafy chrysalis so we could see the pupa squirming around inside, so I was worried that he may have injured it. Today when I went into the kitchen, I noticed that the moth had emerged. I did some research on your site and others and I’m fairly certain that this is a polyphemus moth. We released it tonight – hopefully he’ll successfully sniff out a mate!
Kim Budai
San Jose, CA

Hi Kim,
Thank you for your touching Polyphemus Moth story.

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