Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1137981

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: August 26, 2017
Submitted by: Kadidas615
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: We found the caterpillar in a fire pit, towards the edge. It was near a large maple log, covered up my sticks and branches with leaves. The weather was sunny and about 75. The caterpillar was large a d about the size of my thumb. Bright green, and very active.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: September 08, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Trumbull County, United States, Ohio