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.

  • 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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