Polyphemus Moth

Subject: Unknown Bug on Car
Location: Winter Park, FL
October 15, 2016 8:26 am
This large looking moth was hanging on the side of a car. Hurricane Matthew recently came through, wondered if it could have been disturbed by the storm.
Signature: Maxwell D Osborne

Male Polyphemus Moth
Male Polyphemus Moth

Dear Maxwell,
This male Polyphemus Moth is a local species for you, and we don’t believe Hurricane Matthew had anything to do with its appearance.  The startling eyespot markings are hidden in your image.  Polyphmus Moths are found in all 48 lower United States.

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