Insects of Iowa

Moths of Iowa



7757 Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer, 1776)

Polyphemus Moth


Life History: Link

Identification - Large brown moth with spots on wings. Spots on wings are transparent.

Flight times: May-July

Wing Span: 100-150 mm / 3-4 inches

Caterpillar Host Plants: Maples and other trees. Adult moths do not feed.

Habitat: Deciduous Woods

Range - Sightings in Iowa

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