Location: Freeport Maine
July 24, 2011 10:42 am
I discovered a Luna Moth on my barn door. It stayed with us 3 days before a 2nd one appeared. They stayed an additional day and a half for a total of 4 1/2 days for the first and 1 1/2 days for the 2nd. I understand it is very rare to see one, let alone 2 in the same place at the same time. We live in Maine and this is the first time we have ever seen one before.
Signature: Lisa in Maine
Luna Moths have a relatively extensive range, and each year we get numerous reports. While they have a large range, the population does not seem to be distributed evenly. In areas where conditions are favorable and food plants are available, they can be quite plentiful. Reports indicate that Maine is a location where populations of Luna Moths can be quite dense.