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Moth (Luna)

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Actias luna
Moth (Luna)


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


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.


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


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

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

Moth (Luna)


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

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