|copyright Linda Crouch 2014|
The Polyphemus Moth has a wingspan of 10 to 15 cm. The host trees for the caterpillar are varied but include oak, willow, maple and birch. The adults do not feed.
I have never seen one of these remarkable creatures in my yard. When the adults emerge from their cocoons in the late afternoon, mating begins immediately. This continues through the early morning hours. So everyone, go out and check your trees. Love can still be found, even on these hot and lazy afternoons.