February 4, 2011

It's A Boy - Update

Since I was going on what the outside of his wings look like and couldn't see the topside ones I gathered the completely wrong information on exactly what type of moth he is.

He is a male Antheraea polyphemus moth(referring to Polyphemus, the Cyclops of Greek mythology).  They are found in every state except Arizona and Nevada. 
He has a wingspan of 6 inches.  These moths do not eat after they emerge and will only live about 1 week. 

If you haven't read the full story you can find it here.

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