Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1058965

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: August 03, 2015
Submitted by: Amelia Whelan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There was no host plant for this particular caterpillar, it was found in the center of a brick patio. It was 'on the move' and quite lively. However we did find a second caterpillar on a sweet potato vine in a flower planter on the same patio, it has begun to pull leaves around itself. Both caterpillars were approximately 3.25 to 3.5 inches in length. Location: Eagle, Idaho, Ada County.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: August 25, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho, Ada County