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"
Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas (courtesy of Tom Garvin, March 23, 2019)
Photo of a Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas (Photo courtesy of LC)