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Polyphemus moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Aster leafhopper

Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

Aster leafhopper

Kevin D. Arvin, Bugwood.org


Size: 4 - 5 inch wingspan

Description: Brown wings with a large blue and yellow eyespot on each hind wing.

Where/When: Associated with many different hardwood trees; commonly found at outdoor lights; present May into July.

Significance: One of the largest moths in Minnesota.

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