Subject: What is this?
Location: Ashland va. USA
June 4, 2017 9:23 pm
Saw this on the wall of a business in
Ashland virginia thought it looked strange…
Signature: Curious. …
This beautiful Giant Silkmoth is the Polyphemus Moth, named after the mythical Greek, one-eyed giant Clyclops. If you disturb the moth, it might flash its large false eyespots that it uses to startle an imminent predator into thinking it is about to be eaten by a much larger creature. One more image of mating Polyphemus Moths from our archives.