Female, upperside; note difference in antennae (and
wingshape) compared to male, below; © James Adams, 2001.
Male, underside; © James Adams, 2001.
- Name -- Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
- Distribution in State -- General; widespread and common, even in some
- Size -- Wingspan typically around four inches (10 cm.)
- Larval Foodplants -- numerous trees; Sweet Gum, Walnut, Prunus
(Cherry/Plum) species, Oaks (Quercus spp.)
Final instar larva on Water Oak (Quercus nigra); © James Adams, 2001.