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July Featured Creatures – Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea polyphemus by Hall

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Photograph by Donald W. Hall, University of Florida.

Have you ever wanted to know more about the large, beautiful silk moth, the polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus?

Extension faculty and Master Gardeners that receive questions about the polyphemus moth may find our latest July Featured Creatures by Dr. Donald W. Hall to be quite useful:  http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/MOTHS/polyphemus_moth.htm

Photographs included in the Featured Creatures were prepared by Dr. Hall during the development of the publication.  Although Dr. Hall is a retired and emeritus member of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, he is in the office almost every week (if not every day!).  Many thanks to Dr. Hall for his continued contributions to the Department of Entomology and Nematology and UF/IFAS Extension!

The polyhemus moth publication is publication EENY-531.  Dr. Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman gillett@ufl.edu  is the editor for Featured Creatures.