Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1356467

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: May 22, 2023
Submitted by: Alison Davies
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I stepped out of my front door tonight and this enormous, spectacular moth flew into my entryway and landed on a bouquet of fresh flowers!! I took a few photos and then took the moth back outside where it flew around my porch light for a minute and then landed on my gardenia plant, clinging to a limb in a roosting position. It will be interesting to see if it's still there tomorrow morning. Gorgeous!!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: May 23, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.