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Posted by LauPre (Portland, United States) on 18 June 2009 in Animal & Insect.

This is the biggest moth I've ever seen! We called him Paul when he moved onto our porch last fall ( http://laupre.aminus3.com/image/2008-10-03.html ). I took a wild guess after some online research that he might be a polyphemus moth, and now I believe I was right. It was a long cold winter, and this guy has been hiding out for so long we were beginning to wonder if we'd ever see him. Today we were lucky enough to spot him before he moved out.

SAMSUNG TECHWIN Pro 815
1/25 second
F/5.0
ISO 50
135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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