The second largest silkmoth in North America, with an appropriate name for its eyespots heralding from the Greek mythological one-eyed cyclops Polyphemus.
The Polyphemus Moth is native to all 48 contiguous US States, and feeds as a larvae on a wide variety of trees. In southern states there are multiple broods. Here in Oregon there is just one brood, with moths on the wing in late May to early July and larvae making cocoons to overwinter.
Choice of one beautiful specimen.
Pendleton, Oregon handmade poplar wood frame, sanded and stained, with a lifetime hand rubbed polyurethane finish.
Double glass shadowbox for viewing the specimen from front and back
Sawtooth hanger on back for wall mounting
Laser engraving on back to show the uniqueness of this handmade item
Frame outside dimensions approximately 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches for single specimens or 7.5 inches x 9.5 inches for a cuddled pair or large individual mounted in a horizontal orientation.
Select from a dark or naturally stained wood frame
**Frames are on a special order basis. If not in immediate stock, they may take up to a fortnight to ship based on specimen availability. Specimens are rehydrated, spread, dehydrated, sealed into the frame with love, and shipped.