Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 6:42 PM
My kids found this Luna Moth today in our old barn. They were so excited, they ran to my car when I got home. (I’ve tried to instill my love of bugs in them; it makes me happy when they get fired up about nature!) Luna is on a 2 x 4 roof truss (I hooked the tape measure on the truss and had my son hold it so I could take the second picture.) reading your website, this seems a little late in the year for Luna Moths in South Florida. It also appears to be a smaller one.
In the southern portion of the range where the growing season is longer, there are two generations of Luna Moths each year. In the extreme southern portion of the range, where the end of the season is not marked with snowfall, the two generations may even have little or no obvious demarcation. BugGuide indicates that in Georgia, sightings have occurred from March through October.