What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Mothra!
Location: Spring Valley, AR
August 4, 2011 2:00 am
Came across this moth two days ago, landed on me so i snapped a picture.
no idea what kind largest i’ve seen in our area.
Signature: Ty

Luna Moth

Hello Ty,
One of our favorite yearly activities is to mark the advent of spring using Luna Moth sightings across its range.  According to BugGuide:  “In the United States this species has been found in every state east of the Great Plains”
and there is  “One brood in the north, May-July. Three broods in the south, March-September.”  Each year, our earliest sightings generally come from Texas and Florida, and by June, we are getting reports from Maine and Canada as warm weather hits the northern latitudes.  While the spring brood tends to provide us with the most sightings in the south, we also like to indicate later broods, and your letter is the first we have posted of a later southern brood.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Arkansas

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *