Luna Moth

Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:52 AM
Dear Bugmen,
I was in the yard the other day and noticed this large green moth hanging from the bottom of my house. I have never seen anything like this before and was wondering if you could help me identify it? I believe it is some type of moth. I think the pattern is really beautiful. Thank you:)
S. Peters
Port orange, Florida

Luna Moth
Luna Moth

Dear S.,
This beauty is a Luna Moth.  We have received so many photos over the years that we have devoted an entire section to this species.  The Luna Moth is one of the Giant Silk Moths.  This group does not eat as adults, living only to mate.

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