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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"

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

Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas


Luna Moth

Luna Moth in Texas

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

 

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