June 10, 2010
I got this picture from my niece and I came on to see if it was a Lunar Bug but you had no information for it. So I thought I would send you the picture. This was taken in Maine.
Take care Carol
Your Lunar Bug is a Luna Moth. Each year we like to document the first Luna Moth sighting we get from Maine as an indication of what is happening with the weather. We generally get the first Luna Moth images of the year in February from Florida.
Letter from Tiffany
June 11, 2010
Luna Moth in WI
I want to thank you for your wonderful website! I have been looking at your pictures of Luna Moths for years and was SO excited when I finally saw one here in Wisconsin last week! It was the most beautiful insect I have ever seen and I knew exactly what it was, thanks to you!!
We are envious Tiffany. Despite growing up in Ohio, we have never seen a living Luna Moth in the wild, and now that we are in California, there is not much chance. Next week we will be in Ohio for a week, and we hope we are lucky enough to see a Luna Moth.