Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Welcoming Luna Moth

Actias luna or the Luna Moth is found throughout much of the world. Caterpillar host plants include a variety of trees--birch, persimmon, sweet gum, hickories, walnuts and sumacs.

I found it resting in this spot earlier in the season.  Perhaps it was welcoming fall...







10 comments:

  1. That moth is so beautiful, Becks. The colours are almost luminous. And a huge critter too!

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  2. How pretty the Luna moth is. It's been a long time since I've seen one. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I've never seen this moth before. Neighbors have Sweetgum trees, so I'll keep a lookout. Thanks for the information.

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  4. It's definitely one of the most beautiful moths!

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  5. Love that shot! I see these moths occasionally, but not often, and wish I saw them more. They are so gorgeous. Yours is in the perfect spot!

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  6. They are so cool! I saw one when visiting my parents in Virginia and I couldn't believe how big it was. That's a great shot!

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  7. Oh what a beautiful and welcome sight! Such a stunning insect. I have my fingers crossed that I will see one in person one day. Terrific find and images!

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  8. Luna moths are great! I have seen a few in my garden but I have all the host plants listed in my garden so I should expect to have lots of them!

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  9. Nice shot of the Luna. Glad it chose to heed your "Welcome".

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