LUNA MOTH in fredericton, new brunswick, Canada
Location: Fredericton, New brunswick, Canada
June 6, 2011 5:00 pm
I found this BEAUTIFUL specimen the other day on my way to work here up IN Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. I have NEVER seen such BEAUTIFUL MOTH AROUND HERE BEFORE. I believe it to be a LUNA MOTH if i am not mistaken? are these perdy fellows supposed to be this far up north? is it true they only live SEVEN days?
wow, i count myself blessed to have seen and held such a perdy specimen! I couldn’t help but smile as it flew off my hand and away.
Signature: Facinated in Canada
Good morning Fa[s]cinated in Canada,
Thanks so much for reporting your Canadian sighting of a Luna Moth. Each year, we enjoy tracking the appearances of Luna Moths beginning with the Southernmost reaches of the range in Texas and Florida, generally in February. As spring weather conditions move north, the Luna Moth sightings come in subsequent months until they culminate with sightings in Maine and Canada in late May and early June. In the south, a second generation often flies in the late summer or early autumn with the second generation passing the winter as a pupa. The individuals from the north also pass the winter as a pupa after the caterpillar forms a cocoon using a leaf that usually falls to the ground where it is covered in fallen leaves and eventually snow.