Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1173203

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: July 21, 2018
Submitted by: Gardenguy90
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Moth flew right in front of my face and landed in black locust tree as I was doing some brush removal (old lilac and several Tatarian honeysuckle) along a hedgerow formed by bur oaks and hackberries.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 13, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Polk County, United States, Iowa