Giant Moth on Azelea
April 9, 2010
Hi Daniel,
Congratulations on the completion of the book! Here is another picture of Polyphemous moth.
Mike Healy
Central Florida

Polyphemus Moth

Sorry Mike,
We are on autopilot tonight after a very long day.  Letters are picking up with spring, and I am just trying to respond to as many as possible.  I just saw the photo and identified the moth, and then I read your nice letter after.  It is interesting that the Polyphemus Moth is very closely related to the Luna Moth as they are both in the Tribe Saturniini.  Most other Giant Silkmoths in North America are in the tribe Attacini.
Have a great night.
Daniel

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