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Subject: Oculea silkmoth?
Location: Carbondale, Colorado
May 21, 2012 5:53 pm
My son and his friends found this beautiful moth outside of his school in Carbondale, Colorado today. We’ve never seen anything like it! Beautiful! What can you tell us about it?
Signature: Carbondale Mom

Polyphemus Moth

Dear Carbondale Mom,
Though the Oculea Silkmoth looks very similar, this is actually a closely related Polyphemus Moth.  The Polyphemus Moth is a common species found in all 48 lower states and Canada.  The much rarer Oculea Silkmoth has a range limited to parts of Arizona and New Mexico in mountainous regions. 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Colorado

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