More about that Polyphemus Moth!

Courtesy of Nick Vos-Wein of Ramapo College and the Meadowlands Environment Center, we bring you a couple of photos of the Polyphemus moth after its release earlier this week.

Nick had found the moth's cocoon on a Gray Birch in DeKorte Park earlier this year, and released the moth after it hatched. We think it hunkered down in a grassy section of the park so it could wait for dusk. (Thanks, Nick!)

Yesterday's post on this moth — and this year's Moth Night at DeKorte — can be found here.

You can tell male Polyphemus moths from females by the males' feathery antennae. An outside photo of the moth's awesome antennae follows.



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