Found outside our home
May 31, 2016
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I have never seen a moth so pretty! catchatwithcarenandcodyReplyDelete
Wow, what a beautiful moth! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)ReplyDelete
it is a moth? not a butterfly! little do I know. great capture.ReplyDelete
The ones with "eyes" on the wings always fascinate me, i wonder how many predators it really fools.ReplyDelete
Very pretty. Is that a Cleopatra moth?ReplyDelete
It is a Polyphemus Moth is one of our biggest moths, growing up to a 5 1/2 inch wingspan. It has brownish-yellow wings with a black and white, wavy line on each. It has a small, mostly yellow eyespot on each forewing (front wings), and larger blue, black, and yellow eyespots on the hindwings. Underneath, the moths' wings look like dead leaves.
Polyphemus Moths are usually found in forests, but can also be seen in marshes and parks.