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Luna Moth ( One, Female Luna Moth, Laying Eggs. )

Actias Luna


My brother, gave me 3 Luna Moth Cocoons, to study and to observe. The first cocoon, that eclosed, was a female. This female, started laying eggs yesterday. The colors of the eggs, was different shades of brown.


Usually found in forested areas. It is found in every state, from Maine south to Florida, and west to eastern Texas, and eastern North Dakota.


The adults wingspan is, 75 to 105 mm. The slightly oval eggs are white, mottled with the brown adhesive. Maximum reported dimensions in millimeters, are: 1 .9 x 1.6 x 1.2 ( L x W x H )

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maplemoth662 5 years ago

It takes about 10 days, for Luna Moth eggs to hatch....@ Mark Ridgway....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Nice spotting. When will they hatch?

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Thank you, DanielePralong....

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Thank you, Sergio Monteiro....

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Very nice, Maplemoth. Congratulations.

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Thank you, Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman....

maplemoth662 5 years ago

Thank you, SukanyaDatta....

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

So...this will be a new generation for you to care for..mgood luck.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States

Spotted on Jul 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 31, 2018

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