OT: fairly rare (to my area) moth sighted

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Technician, Jun 22, 2003.

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  1. Technician

    Technician Guest

    Ok, this is quite a bit off topic, but one never knows what may interest others.

    I have sighted a Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus). well, to be truthful, it got in my parents
    house and i barely saved it from the wrath of my fly-swatter wielding mother.

    As it was a bit stunned, i had time enough to snap two pictures before it recovered and flew off.

    http://tinyurl.com/eztp (sitting calmly on my back steps) http://tinyurl.com/eztt (sitting on my
    hand for size comparison. index tip to thumb crease measures about 5.5 inches)

    I managed to identify the moth from the following site. http://tinyurl.com/ezrp And given that there
    are no confirmed reports in my county (or any near me for that matter), i have reported it to The
    Lepidopterists' Society in hopes that they can correct the records to reflect this perhaps rare
    sighting (last one i ever saw was about 5 years ago).


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