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Polyphemus Moth
Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar


Above © Kelly Moravec; Suburban train station, Woodbridge, VA; June 2013

Left (caterpillar) © Judy Gallagher; Brookside Gardens "Wings of Fancy", Wheaton, Maryland; June 2013

Polyphemus Moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Family: Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)

Widespread throughout North America.

Preferred habitats include deciduous forests and orchards.