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Luna Moth

Actias luna

Description:

The luna moth is an easily distinguishable species with long sweeping hindwing tails and varying in color from yellowish green to pale bluish green (Carter, 1992). Both sexes are similar in size, but males have a more strongly feathered antennae (Tuskes et al., 1996; Carter, 1992). The wingspan ranges from 80mm -115mm (Carter, 1992). This species also exhibits both polyphenism and regional phenotypic variation (Tuskes et al., 1996). In its early stages the luna moth is a green caterpillar that has hair, spiny tubercles, and a yellow stripe on each side

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3 Comments

christineg2071
christineg2071 8 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

WWelcome to Project Noah, christineg2071. Lovely moth.

ErinWCharger
ErinWCharger 8 years ago

Stunning!!!!

christineg2071
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Cottonwood, Alabama, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2013
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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