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Giant Silk Moth

Posted by Emlyn Crocker,
North Country explorer from Plainfield, Vermont
June 15, 2017

We spotted this giant silk moth (Antheraea polyphemus) hanging out on eves of the Wachtmeister Field Station at St. Lawrence this morning. A larger moth common in this area and across the country, these guys are a fun find. And bigger than they look! This one had about a 5-6 inch wingspan.