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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Polyphemus Moth




I found this "moth" or butterfly on the window of my van
this morning. He was huge (well for a moth or butterfly).
Anyone know for sure what he is? I'll change the title if my
guess is wrong.
Pax

8 comments:

Renee in Garmisch Germany said...

There's a way to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth - one rests with its wings up (butterfly?) and the other rests with wings flat (moth?).

Debbie said...

Chris, I'm pretty sure it is a Cecropia moth.

They are so beautiful!

Debbie said...

Chris, my first guess (can I have another?) was the cecropia, but after looking again, I guess it isn't.

I had to look it up and I came up with Polyphemus moth, the one-eyed giant from Greek myths. He is quite stunning.

Thanks for the push to learn something new today! :-) I just love nature and science!

Lisa in Jax said...

Wow, whatever it is, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

amymichelle said...

that's fantastic!

yes, i finally got home and read your blog! i'm sorry that it took me a year to do so. i can't wait to see you this weekend!

lovelovelove

De'Etta said...

He's pretty whatever he is.

My Wild Backyard said...

It looks cool, how did you get it so close up? from Hayley

It looks big, how big is it? from Colin

Cynthia said...

That's an AWESOME picture, Chris!