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|I believe that this is a Polyphemus moth (anthera polyphemus) which we found clinging from the underside of our upper deck around 5 p.m. If not, please correct me. It is certainly a very large moth.|
This moth can grow up to a 5 1/2 inch wingspan. It has brownish-yellow wings. It has a small mostly yellow eyespot on the forewing, and a larger blue, black and yellow spot on the hindwing. What makes me think it is a polyphemus is that underneath, the moth's wings are supposed to look like dead leaves. The larger spot appears to be just peeking out from under the forewing.
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Personal assessment of the photo: good. I made a WS to try to improuve it.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
- [2005-07-20 6:28]
Very nice capture.POV is very interresting.I liked DOF,framing and composition very much.
Lovely capture.DOF,framing;POV and composiştion are perfect.Thanks for sharing.
- [2005-07-20 16:53]
It's a beautiful moth indeed!
I agree with the improvement on workshot made by Luc.
- [2006-11-18 23:45]
Nice capture of this moth.I really like the detail in the antennae.The colours are very good and your DOF and POV are well handled.I have not seen this moth before.TFS