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Luna Moth

Actias luna

Description:

Saw this male Luna Moth fly by and land on the side of my house near Richmond, VA. Luckily, he stayed long enough for me to run inside and grab my camera for this shot! He measured approximately 4" across. Notice the four "eyes" on his wings.

Habitat:

This moth is found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and from Manitoba eastward through central Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada.

Notes:

Actias luna, commonly known as the Luna Moth, is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to 4.5 inches (114mm), making it one of the largest moths in North America.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, cykovisuals.

StephenLindsey
Spotted by
StephenLindsey

Richmond, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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