Named for the cyclops Polyphemus in Homer’s Odyssey, this giant silk moth lives at most one week after emerging from its cocoon. Unable to eat, the moths live only to reproduce. Birds that prey on the moth are often startled into halting their pursuit when the moth raises its forewings to flash the two giant eye spots on its hindwings—a pattern that resembles the face of the Great Horned Owl, an apex predator of the avian world.
Image is a print of an original color pencil drawing by Rachael Koppendrayer, printed on 100# cover.
Each card measures 5×7 inches, and is blank on the inside. Envelope is included.
312 Polyphemus Moth
Printed in USA