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Antheraea polyphemus, Polyphemus Moth, male, antennae

Male Polyphemus Moths use their large quadripectinate (comb-like) antennae to detect females by tracking a sex-attractant pheromone that females release into the air.


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title Antheraea polyphemus, Polyphemus Moth, male, antennae
country United States
state/province Georgia
county Clarke
city/place/location Athens
street/site/trail 275 Blue Heron Drive
latitude 33.8882
longitude -83.2973
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 33.8882_-83.2973
determined by who-email-yyyymmdd Mary Doll mellendoll@gmail.com 2012-04-03
date1 yyyymmdd 2012:04:02 06:15:10

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