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Luna Moth

Actias luna


You wouldn't think a large, lime green moth would be difficult to spot. When hanging onto low, growing green plants in the woods, the camouflage is more noticeable! My husband did not even see this one until I pointed it out. :-) Adult moths do not eat or drink. They only live to reproduce.


Temperate forest. Pocahontas State Park, Virginia

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very cool spotting - I hope to see one someday.

ForestDragon 8 years ago

This was a really special find! Thanks everyone! :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Great to see the underside. Chocolate and pistachio !

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

Great spotting and fresh one at that!

ForestDragon 8 years ago

Agreed, Logan. :-)

Nice find, it appears that this female was finishing up drying her new wings.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2015
Submitted on Jun 15, 2015

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