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Subject:  Luna Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Pine Grove Mills, PA
Date: 07/09/2019
Time: 04:21 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi bugman.  On the side of mom’s house today July 9. 2019
How you want your letter signed:  CC

Luna Moth

Dear CC,
Thanks so much for sending in your image of a Luna Moth.  We never tire of posting beautiful images of this gorgeous moth.

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Subject:  Luna Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  VERONA, PA
Date: 06/04/2019
Time: 01:19 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My first Luna Moth sighting of the year! On the wall at work tonight!
How you want your letter signed:  Rhiannon

Luna Moth

Dear Rhiannon,
Thanks for your comment and your submission.  How marvelous that this was your first Luna Moth sighting of the year, indicating that you have had sightings in years past.  Many of our readers, even those who live within the range of the Luna Moth, are never fortunate enough to experience a sighting of this glorious insect.  Alas, the artificial light under which this image occurred has desaturated the lovely green color of the Luna Moth.

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Subject:  Winged insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Arkansas
Date: 04/22/2019
Time: 08:01 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you tell me what this is ?
How you want your letter signed:  Terri

Luna Moth

Dear Terri,
This beautiful Moth, quite unique among North American species, is a Luna Moth, and we really enjoy posting images of Luna Moths from throughout its range in the eastern part of the continent.

Luna Moth

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Subject:  Luna Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Starks, Louisiana
Date: 04/07/2019
Time: 02:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Saw this little one on our window one night. Had to wait till morning to get a picture. March 22,2019
How you want your letter signed:  Bridget

Luna Moth

Dear Bridget,
Thanks for sending in documentation of a Luna Moth you sighted last month.  Your submission is now our earliest reported sighting this year.

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Subject:  Luna moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Orange TX
Date: 04/04/2019
Time: 11:31 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I’ve never encountered a Luna moth, so I was so excited to see it in the backyard. It’s amazing! When they fly it almost looks like they have tiny legs.
How you want your letter signed:  Stacy

Male Luna Moth

Dear Stacy,
Thanks so much for submitting the first Luna Moth report we received this year.  We always enjoy posting the first Luna Moth sighting each year.  April is quite late for a first submission since we often have January or February sightings reported for Texas and Florida, while sightings from Maine and Canada don’t usually happen until late May or June.

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Subject:  moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  indiana USA
Date: 11/06/2018
Time: 04:00 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this dead moth in my garage. it’s big and beautiful. I am pretty sure it’s a luna moth however this one is all white and not green like the photos I’ve seen on the internet…. So the question is …. is it really a luna moth or does it turn white when it’s dead and dried up?
How you want your letter signed:  dszig

Luna Moth

Dear dszig,
There is much variation in the color of a Luna Moth.  Some individuals are very green while others are quite pale.  Mounted Luna Moths in collections are often quite faded, and we suspect light might cause the coloration to fade.  A faded Luna Moth is pictured on the Manitoba Museum site.

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