Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Oculea silkmoth
Antheraea oculea

Observation date: April 05, 2019
Submitted by: TommyPePe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was HUGE, and I thought it was a Polyphemus moth, but the extra pair of 'eyes' confuses me.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 23, 2019
Coordinator notes: This is a southwestern species which resembles the more widespread Polyphemus moth. As noted, the "eyes" on the forewings are prominent
Checklist region(s): United States, Texas, Terrell County