Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Saturniidae > Antheraea > Antheraea polyphemus
 

Antheraea polyphemus (polyphemus moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths. It is a tan colored moth, with an average wingspan of 15 cm (6 inches). The most notable feature of the moth is its large, purplish eyespots on its two hindwings. The eye spots are where it gets its name – from the Greek myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus.
View Wikipedia Record: Antheraea polyphemus

Infraspecies

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acer campestre (hedge maple)[1]
Acer circinatum (vine maple)[1]
Acer negundo (box elder)[1]
Acer pensylvanicum (moosewood)[1]
Acer rubrum[1]
Acer saccharinum[1]
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)[1]
Alnus incana (gray alder)[1]
Alnus rubra (red alder)[1]
Alnus serrulata (hazel alder)[1]
Amelanchier canadensis (Canadian serviceberry)[1]
Salix nigra (black willow)[2]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[2]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[2]
Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)[2]
Carya alba (mockernut hickory)[2]
Crataegus viridis (desert hawthorn)[2]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[2]
Hamamelis virginiana (American witchhazel)[2]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[2]
Platanus mexicana (American sycamore)[2]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[2]
Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)[2]
Sambucus nigra (European black elderberry)[2]
Ulmus americana (American elm)[2]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[2]

Predators

Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[2]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[2]
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)[2]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[2]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[2]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[2]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[2]
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)[2]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[2]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[2]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[2]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[2]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]

Providers

Shelter 
Ampelocissus latifolia (American ivy)[2]
Digitaria ischaemum (small crabgrass)[2]
Panicum virgatum (old switch panic grass)[2]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[2]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[2]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[2]
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)[2]
Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)[2]
Carya alba (mockernut hickory)[2]
Crataegus viridis (desert hawthorn)[2]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[2]
Hamamelis virginiana (American witchhazel)[2]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[2]
Platanus mexicana (American sycamore)[2]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[2]
Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)[2]
Sambucus nigra (European black elderberry)[2]
Ulmus americana (American elm)[2]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[2]

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Wing, P., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access