The Polyphemus Moth, scientifically named Anthera polyphemus (Saturnidae), is one of the biggest moths in North America, growing up to 14 cm 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.
These moths are nocturnal, only flying at night.
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