I found this beautiful species of the giant silk moths, Polyphemus, this summer by the docks at my house. The eye spots are where it gets its name – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus. Wingspan of about 5.5". I believe she had just emerged from her cocoon. She was placed back in the same spot so she could continue her journey of laying eggs and dying in about 7 days...gives new meaning to "life's short".
· Date: Mon October 8, 2012 · Views: 2923 · Filesize:28.7kb, 79.8kb · Dimensions: 640 x 317 ·