Luna Moth (Actias luna)


 
Living image of a Luna Moth on a twig Family: Saturniidae (giant silk moths).
 
Geographic Distribution: North America. Southern Canada, USA, northern Mexico.
 
Wingspan: 75-108 mm (3-4.25 in).
 
Larval host plants: Broad-leaved trees, such as birch (Betula spp.) and alder (Alnus spp.).
 
Habitats: Temperate forest.
 
Identification: A distinctive light green moth with prominent tails on the hindwings. Eyespots and dark red borders are present on both forewings and hindwings. As with all Saturnids, this moth has strongly feathered antennae, males more so than females.
 
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Luna Moth
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