Metamorphosis of a Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus inflates his wings
Location: S. Illinois
April 7, 2011 7:55 pm
Found this Polyphemus as a cocoon in a tree nursery last fall. He hatched out this afternoon, here he is at emergence plus 5 minutes, and plus 4 hours.
We’ll release him in the woods tomorrow at dusk.
Signature: Bert

Polyphemus Moth newly metamorphosed

Hi Bert,
Thanks so much for sending in your photos of a newly emergent Polyphemus Moth.

Polyphemus Moth

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