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Antheraea polyphemus moth eggs

Antheraea polyphemus moth eggs
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Item #: antheraea-polyphemus-moth-eggs
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Antheraea polyphemus, also known as the Polyphemus Moth is from North American and a member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths. It is a light tan in color, with an average wingspan of up to (6 inches). The most notable feature of this moth is its hugh, purplish eyespots on its two hindwings. The eyespots are where it gets the name from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus. The Polyphemus caterpillar can eat 86,000 times its own weight at emergence in a little less than two months. It is widespread throughout much of North America, from southern Canada to parts of Mexico and from the Great plains to the east coast.

The Polyphemus moth caterpillar will eat from many host plants and trees. These trees include birch, willow, oak, maple, beech, walnut and sassafras. There are many more not listed here.Before ordering eggs make sure you have the proper host plant or tree. These caterpillars eat a lot so be prepared and have fun.