Luna Moth in West Virginia

Subject: Biggest flying bug I’ve seen
Location: West Virginia
April 17, 2013 11:31 pm
I was standing outside enjoying the night when this big guy started flying around me. It has green wings and very large
Signature: CS

Luna Moth
Luna Moth

Dear CS,
No other North American insect can be confused with a Luna Moth, though the Luna Moth does have similar looking relatives in other parts of the world, like this individual from the same genus in China.  The appearance of the Luna Moth should be a better indicator that spring is coming than the Groundhog was this year.

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