Luna Moth

6 Sep

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I found this Luna Moth on the side of my barn recently. It had a wingspan of about 4 inches. An interesting fact about these moths, they are born without mouths! They only live in this adult stage for 1 week, they breed, lay eggs, then die. Since they only live for such a short period of time, feeding would interfere with the more important process of continuing the survival of the species!

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4 Responses to “Luna Moth”

  1. the little brother (@TheLightningNuz) September 7, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    what a beautiful visitation. thank you for posting this photo.

  2. Pam September 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Had to catch a luna moth for my biology class many years ago. Do not think I have seen one since. Pam

    • doublebhomestead September 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      They are still around, just go out at night and look around a bright light and you may see one.

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