Subject: Huge Moth
Location: South Central Texas
March 27, 2015 6:08 pm
Could you identify this moth for me? I live at the easternmost edge of the Texas Hill Country where cedar and oak trees are prolific. The moth’s wings are about 3 inches in length. It clung to this brick in this position for 3 days. The antennae are very interesting. I believe it is a male. Many thanks!
Signature: Rita K, Schertz, TX
This beauty is a Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea polyphemus, and you can tell by the feathery antennae that it is a male. We hope you were able to see him with his wings opened, because the incredible eyespots on his wings are quite showy.