Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1136124

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: August 21, 2017
Submitted by: Lynn Allen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Spotted sitting on a concrete bumper in a Phillips 66 parking lot. This was about 90 minutes after a total solar eclipse occurred. Perhaps the moth was confused about time of day.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BAMONA
Verified date: September 11, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Jefferson County, United States, Missouri