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Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer, 1776)

Имаго  (Antheraea polyphemus)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Saturniidae subfamily Saturniinae tribe Saturniini genus Antheraea subgenus Thelea → species Antheraea polyphemus

Species name(s)

Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer, 1776) = Phalaena polyphemus Cramer, [1775] = polypheme (Hübner, 1819) = flava (Grote, 1903) = fumosus (Wurster, 1930) = wilfriedi (Sageder, 1933) = brunnea (Sageder, 1933) = nigra (Schüssler, 1936) = albida (Bouvier, 1936) = intermedia (Bouvier, 1936) = fenestra Linnaeus, 1758 = Telea polyphemus Cramer, 1776.

Polyphemus Moth


Zoogeographical regions


Primary colors

Orange, Yellow, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Antheraea polyphemus)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • There are varieties of wings different color (yellow to red-brown). [15]. Peter Khramov.
  • Имеются разновидности, отличающиеся окраской крыльев (от желтой до красно-бурой). [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Area - United States, Canada, south, while in the southern parts of the range gives two generations, in the northern - one. [15]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал — США, юг Канады. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • В южных частях ареала дает две генерации, в северных — одну. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Antheraea polyphemus


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Colin Hutton, Denis Tumanov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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16.10.2014 13:42, Peter Khramov


06.10.2014 14:12, Vasiliy Feoktistov

The subgenus Thelea:

14.03.2011 0:24, Peter Khramov


13.03.2011 12:08, Evgeny Komarov

The error in the title race. That's right - Antheraea! You can check the Catalog or Sineva Online "walking" and the option Antherea, but wrong.

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