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LUNA MOTH in fredericton, new brunswick, Canada
Location: Fredericton, New brunswick, Canada
June 6, 2011 5:00 pm
Dear Bugman,
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

Luna Moth 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.

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4 Responses to Our first Canadian Luna Moth sighting for 2011

  1. birdnut says:

    Just wanted to report another luna moth in Moncton, just southeast of Fredericton, NB.

  2. russdale says:

    I wanted to post that had a luna moth under my deck today.I live in Lincoln N.B which is just outside of Fredericton N.B. I thought it was a big leaf at first. I don’t know how long it was there but when I checked this evening, it was gone. I have never seen one before.

  3. bonnieg says:

    June 25/11 We saw a luna moth north of Parry Sound in the Franklin Island area washed up on the beach covered in sand. We cleaned it off and put it in a safe place to recover, however the wings were damaged, so it may not have survived.

  4. nathan stewart says:

    I just found one on my screen window in saint john new Brunswick

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