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The Luna Moth typically has a wingspan of 8–11.5 cm (3.1–4.5 in), rarely exceeding 17.78 cm (7.00 in) with long, tapering hindwings, which have eyespots on them in order to confuse potential predators.
Found on the side of a brick building at a gas station.
Although rarely seen due to their very brief (1 week) adult lives, Luna Moths are considered common. As with all Saturniidae, the adults do not eat or have mouths.They emerge as adults solely to mate, and as such, only live approximately one week. They are more commonly seen at night.
Spotted on Jul 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 1, 2012
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