Polyphemus Moth Giclée Print


Matted Giclée Print of Polyphemus Moth and Apricot Blossoms


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.

Giclée prints are printed on archival cotton rag. Inks are water based and free of Nickel, PFOS, PFOA and VOC’s, which are harmful to the environment and cause degradation of prints.

Prints are all matted; an 8×10 print comes in a mat to fit an 11×14 frame, an 11×14 matted print fits a 16×20 frame.

312 Polyphemus Moth
©Rachael Koppendrayer
Printed in USA

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