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 "Polyphemus Moth - Silk Moth"  © Rob Dietz
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(@RobDietz) Rob Dietz said:August 11th, 2017 (10:38am) PDT
Thanks Michel, hope you are enjoying being at the camp!
(@MitchG) Michel Gagnon said:August 8th, 2017 (7:37am) PDT
Wow..great capture Rob and an excellent photo...love your info...
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Rob Dietz
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This Polyphemus Moth is in the silk moth family. They are large moths with this one being about 6 inches across. We came upon him struggling to get up off the gravel path. I picked him up and he flew happily way. The eye markings on the wing are to deter predators. Really cool moth!



Uploaded: Aug 7th, 2017 (12:36pm)
Category: Wildlife/Animals
GPS: Lat: 41.94031, Lon: -82.5158
Camera: NIKON D80
Focal Length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 400


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