Subject: Found in spring green WI!
Location: Spring green, wisconsin
May 26, 2017 8:03 pm
Found this today!! It’s so pretty, it hung out for about an hour. Can anyone identify it?
Signature: Malgal 36
Dear Malgal 36,
This is a male Polyphemus Moth, and resting in this position, he is well camouflaged among dried leaves. If he feels threatened, like by a predatory bird, he will open his wings revealing a pair of false eyespots, which often startles the predator into thinking it might be about to become a meal instead of finding a meal.