Polyphemus moth

Polyphemus moth

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Caption: Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus). The male is seen here, identifiable by its large, feathered antennae. These are used to locate the scent of a female mate. This common silk moth inhabits deciduous forests, wetlands and urban areas throughout much of North America. Photographed in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Keywords: american, animal, antenna, antennae, antheraea polyphemus, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, male, nature, north america, pennsylvania, silk moth, united states, us, usa, wildlife, wing, winged, wings, zoology

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