Subject: Moth ID
yJune 2, 2016 12:51 pm
What kind of moth is this? Don’t know? Maybe I can name it after myself. . .
This moth was about 4 inches (8 inch wingspan). Acted dead.
This magnificent moth is a Polyphemus Moth, one of the Giant Silkmoths in the family Saturniidae, that owes its common name Polyphemus Moth to the eyespots on its underwings that are used to frighten potential predators. Polyphemus is the legendary Cyclops from Greek mythology.