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Luna Moth

Actias luna

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Attracted by lights.

Notes:

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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Luna Moth
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5 Comments

iPhotography
iPhotography 9 years ago

Nice! :)
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Check how a luna moth emerges from its pupa :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Actias...

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 9 years ago

Thank you guys (:

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Great catch Conor!

Would love to see this!

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

Very nice. Beautiful spotting.

ConorSheaWing
Spotted by
ConorSheaWing

Tennessee, USA

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

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