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Luna Moth

The Luna moth (Actias luna) is the best-known of the American silkmoths. The hindwings have long curving tails, and the wings are pale green with a transparent eyespot. The adults have a life span of only about one week. They fly at night in the spring and early summer.

Luna moth caterpillars eat a variety of trees, including walnut, pecan, and sweetgum.

Size: 3.0" - 4.25"

Photo of a Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas (Photo courtesy of LC)
Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas

 

Luna Moth
Luna Moth in Texas


Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas
(courtesy of Tom Garvin, March 23, 2019)

Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas

Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas
Luna Moth Caterpillar Luna Moth Caterpillar

 

 

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