A rather magnificent female Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus), family Saturniidae, Vero Beach, FL, USA. As with most of the ‘silk moths’ in this family, the adult has no mouth parts and does not feed (gaining all sustenance while a larva). Wingspan: ~ 6 in.

(photo: Sean McCann)

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