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Moth (Luna)

Actias luna
Moth (Luna)

Range

They are found in southern Canada, in the eastern U.S. all the way south to Florida and west to North Dakota and Texas.

Habitat

They live in deciduous forests.

Body Traits

They are about 5 inches wide with a white body and light green wings with purple edges and eye-spots. The back wings have long green tails. They are strong fliers. They have feathery antennae.

Habits

They are active at night (nocturnal). Adults only live for about a week.

Diet

The caterpillar eats tree leaves like: walnut, hickory, maple, oak, willow, etc.

Reproduction

Females lay their brown eggs in small groups on underside of a leaf.

Moth (Luna)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Genus:     Actias
Species: A. luna

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