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Old May 10, 2007, 8:32 AM   #21
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you've got me thinking and searching now tom. it's definitely not a cecropia moth as the caterpillar looks absolutely nothing like this one. i'll do some more searching. here's another shot.
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Old May 10, 2007, 8:44 AM   #22
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i've been surfing and i've found out that this is a Polyphemus Moth. it all checks out.
sorry for the mislabel. i'd really like to see this gal all opened up as they can be 6'' across.
http://butterflies.aa6g.org/Butterfl...olyphemus.html

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Great moth... when you say " i'd really like to see this gal all opened up as they can be 6'' across" does this mean that it still is pumping up it's wings ?

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yes ron. it ended up getting late and i went to bed. it was gone in the morning. the male's antenna is a lot broader than the female. at least that's what i read.
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