David DeRosa (2010-05-19)
Not sure if you are interested in BC sightings but took a photo of this moth this morning on my wooden siding, Castlegar BC.
Barbara Wood (2010-09-07)
In case you''re interested, I took a photo of the caterpillar on Sept. 4 at our cabin at Candle Lake, SK.
Stefanie Harris (2011-06-12)
I encountered and photographed a moth today 35 km South East of Dawson Creek, B.C. that appears similar in many ways to the Antheraea polyphemus but yet has enough differences to keep me guessing as what exactly it is. I have spent several hours pouring over material on native species of British Columbia and Alberta and haven''t found a match. I am a long-time resident of this area and have never encountered a moth quite like this and would greatly appreciate any information you could offer.
Thank you very much.
Monica Keown (2011-06-19)
Another siting in NorthEastern BC. I found one on my deck this evening in the area of Farmington (midway between Dawson Creek & Fort St. John). I too, have lived in this area my whole life, and have never seen this moth before. The "eyes" are blue with yellow surround. A most fasinating find after a day of mushroom picking. I''m wondering if Ms. Harris found her''s in the vicinity around Tumbler Ridge / Kiskatinaw River basin?
Found a wounded female in Pocatello Idaho. Nursing it to health. Need info on food and it''s laying eggs. What can I do to help? Please help me help this beautiful moth. 7/8/11
Felix Sperling (2011-07-12)
Unfortunately it won''t be possible to nurse the wounded female back to health. Adult moths don''t really heal the way we think of it in humans. Also polyphemus moths don''t eat anything at all as adults - they live entirely on stored nutritional resources from the larval stage.
HI, I FOUND ONE OF THESE TODAY, I THINK IT IS FAR AWAY FROM HOME. THE MAP SHOWS IT MOSTLY LIVES IN CANADA AROUND ALBERTA, I LIVE IN FLORIDA. I TOOK A FEW SNAP SHOTS.I THOUGHT IT WAS A BUTTERFLY BECAUSE IT WAS SO BIG! ITS A GOOD 6 INCHES OR SO.
Felix Sperling (2011-08-31)
The species page writeup here is focussed on the specimens in the Strickland museum, and the distribution maps are generated automatically from the data on those specimens. The species itself actually has a much broader range than that, and can be found in Florida. If you try the BAMONA site at http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/ you can find more information on the US distribution.
Candace Simonen (2012-08-08)
Found two of these spectacular caterpillars on an unidentified tree in the center of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in late July. On August 6 they made cocoons. Sorry to hear they are likely to overwinter as cocoons. Won't be around in May/June to see them come out.
Diana Doornbosch (2013-07-23)
We just found a live moth in our yard this morning. It may have been grounded due to the excessive rain during the night. The kids and I set it in a dry warm place and later checked and it was gone. Very cool. We are just 3 miles from Camrose, AB
James Worth (2013-08-29)
I'm pretty sure we have one of these in our tree at sherwood park as a caterpillar. It is in our white birch tree. It measures at 7 cm.
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