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Luna Moth (Male)

Actias luna


The luna moth is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to 114 mm, making it one of the largest moths in North America. Wikipedia


This moth is found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and from Saskatchewan eastward through central Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada.[3] There have been sightings as far south as central Florida. See map.


Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Saturniidae Genus: Actias Species: A. luna

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Darleen Rusnak
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Darleen Rusnak

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2015
Submitted on Jul 19, 2015

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