Behold the Mighty Polyphemus

polyphemus moth in Taos, New Mexico

Late night visitor in Llano Quemado

I was sitting at my desk late the other night when something started bonking against the window. That would be this fellow here. With a wingspan of about five and a half inches, the polyphemus moth does make quite a commotion on the window glass. This is one big moth, ladies and gentlemen. I suggest we do exactly as he says.

John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • judyinboston June 14, 2015, 8:53 AM

    We had a huge green luna moth a few years ago. So large I thought it was a bird. Big moths are cool. Nice pattern on the wings. Southwest collaration.

  • M.J. June 17, 2015, 5:15 AM

    That thing is scary with eyes on it’s wings.

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