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Luna Moth

Actias luna


All green moth with two eyes on the forewings and two on the underwings. The abdomen is all white except a little yellow patch near the head. Legs are a dark red, and feet are tan. Males have large antenna, and females are larger in size compared to males.


Attracted by lights.


This male was very calm and let me handle him with ease. This is the 4th and final 'big' moth I found in the Smoky Mountains.

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iPhotography 9 years ago

Nice! :)
Check how a luna moth emerges from its pupa :D

ConorSheaWing 9 years ago

Thank you guys (:

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Great catch Conor!

Would love to see this!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Very nice. Beautiful spotting.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2013

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