Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1231470

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: September 05, 2019
Submitted by: adamkeist
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth was sitting on a sunny brick wall basking. It appears to be a male moth. I was told that there was a second moth on another wall that might have been a female repeatedly flying into a white aluminum wall. Note: I did not observe the second moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 05, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Mississippi, Pike County