LUNA MOTH Actias luna ©Tony DiTerlizzi
Luna moths have a wingspan of about four and a half inches. They fly, only at night, in the spring and the summer. The female luna moth lays eggs on the bottom of black walnut leaves. She lays about 200 eggs in small groups. Once the eggs are laid, it takes about ten days for them to hatch. Adults die shortly after mating or laying eggs.
Luna moths were once very common, but are not considered endangered in some areas.
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Some related moths you might like:
Spanish Moon Moth
Madagascar Moon Moth
Chinese Moon Moth