|Luna Moth (Actias luna)|
I’ve seen them in pictures and documentaries on TV, but have never seen one in real life until now.
Almost the size of my hand (of course I forgot to put my hand next to it for comparison!) and is truly a beautiful pale green. It’s is also fuzzy.
This one is hanging on my front storm door. Too bad it didn’t pick something nicer looking for this picture like a flower or a shrub, but I think if I tried to move it, I would’ve lost my photo opportunity.
Curious, I did a little research and found that after hatching from the cocoon, it doesn’t eat, having no mouth parts and lives only a week, long enough to mate and lay eggs.
The Luna Moth is one of the largest moths in North America.
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