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|This magnificent Polyphemus Moth came to visit and posed for my camera.|
Notice the small, yellow outline in the center of the underwing. It's so pronounced, I thought it was a reflection or something, but it's all natural.
All I did to these photos was remove the background "noise". It was easy because the moth was on a window into a darker room, that showed up mostly black. I did not make any other adjustments to these photos. I did use a flash, so the detail really came out.
I'm sorry I didn't measure her when I had the chance, but my best
guess is that her wingspan was about 7 inches.
BTW, the reason I'm pretty sure she's a female is because she spread her wings when I tickled them. I assumed she thought I was her boyfriend, come for a friendly visit.
Here's a link to the Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands identification page for the Polyphemus Moth.
Polyphemus Moth Expands Wings (video)
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