The second largest silkmoth in North America, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest, 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.
We raise a small brood of these each year. Because the adult moths don't eat, the caterpillars get HUGE as they need to overwinter and live as an adult off larval fat reserves.
Choose forewing or hindwing.
Wings have a gorgeous epoxy resin finish on each side.
For earrings, choose .925 Sterling Silver or hypoallergenic niobium earwires. Niobium is less shiny and contains no nickel. See picture.
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