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What kind of moth
June 14, 2010
This moth hung upside down in a tree next to my home all day. What is he and why was he hanging upside down???
Muskegon, Michigan

Polyphemus Moth

Hi Melody,
We cannot say for certain why this Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea polyphemus, is hanging upside-down, except perhaps it was more comfortable.  We are setting your letter and photo to go live next week since we will be out of the office for a week and we want to maintain a schedule of daily updates.

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One Response to Polyphemus Moth

  1. Krin says:

    It just hatched wating to dry out???? maybe urinated on himself getting out of cocoon. I just hatched one and my photos look like yours when i took him to a box with tomato plants he cralwed around the box and got to plant and hung to dry and straighten out his wings. Not long after that we checked on him and his wings that were curled up uncurled????❤

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