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butterfly or moth?
Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 8:24 AM
Found these two interesting specimens on our porch June12 2009. Don”t know anything about them just curious.
Ken Gagnon
Vancouver B.C. Canada

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Hi Ken,
This is a Polyphemus Moth, one of the Giant Silk Moths.

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3 Responses to Polyphemus Moth

  1. Clark Hertz says:

    I saw one this morning June 27/2009 5″ wide in Saskatoon.

  2. beeb says:

    I saw one today (13 July, 2009) in Dundurn SK. Got great pictures of it but don’t know how to post them.

  3. Zach says:

    i’ve seen countless Polyphemus moths in my life, but i have never seen one with the large areas of black on its hind wings. strange.

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