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Subject: Found this on my sisters doorstep
Location: Newport news va
April 24, 2016 8:13 am
I need help. My sister found this on her doorstep yesterday.
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Luna Moths

Luna Moths

Thanks for sending these great images of a pair of Luna Moths.  The male is the individual on the left with the more feathery antennae.  Like other Giant Silkmoths, Luna Moths do not feed as adults, and when a female emerges, she has only a few days to mate and lay eggs.  She releases pheromones, and the male is able to detect her presence, often from many miles away, because his antennae are sensory organs that can sense the pheromones. 

Luna Moths

Luna Moths

Thank you for your response.  I really do appreciate it.  Have a great day

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Newport News, Virginia

One Response to Pair of Luna Moths

  1. Frank says:

    I’ve never seen a Luna Moth in my 70 years of life but have one on the side of my home, so came in and looked it up. I see that in some area’s they are considered endangered, I am in Mahopac, NY. Very interesting reading for whoever may be interested. Thanks for you web site.

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