Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer, 1776)

North America
April - July, but depends on region
20 Hours
1 - several
10-14 Days
Oak, Maple, but almost everything
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Very easy to rear, very good for beginners. Pairing begins in the Night,  
and takes to the next evening. It is not always easy to achieve, but  
hang them outside could help to pair. The species in the North have  
only 1 generation a year, and in south (Texas) they are flying almost  
all year.

Antheraea polyphemus 5th instar © A. Marson

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