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890071 – 7757.1   Antheraea oculea (Neumoegen, 1883)
             Western Polyphemus Moth

© Charles W. Melton
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Telea oculea Neumögen, 1883
Telea aurelia Druce, 1892
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1972. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2b: p. 204; pl. 15.1-2. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 37.11m; p. 241. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Antheraea oculea
© Margarethe Brummermann
Antheraea oculea
- 120mm – © Jim Vargo
Antheraea oculea
AZ – © Jim Vargo
Antheraea oculea
© Salvador Vitanza LG
feeding on southern oak leaves

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