Subject: Moth or butterfly?
Location: Rhome, Texas
April 26, 2013 2:10 pm
We found this little thing in the garage resting this morning and just curious what it is because we haven’t ever seen these out here… Thanks
Signature: C. Draper

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Dear C. Draper,
It is unlikely that any other North American insect will be confused with a Luna Moth.  This is a lovely male Luna Moth, distinguished from the female by his more feathery antennae.  Luna Moths do not feed as adults, living only long enough to mate and lay eggs.  Luna Moths are found in the eastern portion of North America and you are probably near the western most extent of the range.

Location: Rhome, Texas

2 Responses to Luna Moth

  1. Matthews clan says:

    funny thing, one of these had attached itself to our front door, so I googled it and found your post… must be a sign of good luck 😉

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