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Luna Moth

Actias luna

Description:

Giant Silkworm Moth. Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Saturniinae. Wingspan:75-105 mm. Male (large feathery antennae) Apple green wings marked with elliptical eyespots outlined yellow, white and black. HW has long, slightly twisted tails. Hosts: Deciduous trees. Adults do not eat. No mouthparts.

Habitat:

Wherever host trees are. Neighborhoods, meadows, near woodlands. Comes to light.

Notes:

My neighbor find the Luna Moth on his garage and brought it over to me. And this is his favorite moth! I am so fortunate to have nice neighbors and friends.

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1 Comment

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

fantastic series carol!

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2014
Submitted on May 25, 2014

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