#7758 luna

Luna Moth

Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Occasional resident

Range: Occupies the eastern United States west into Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Larval Hostplant(s):  Among listed hostplants Walnut (Juglans), Hickory (Carya) and Sumacs (Rhus) are most likely to be utilized here.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Two broods in southeastern portions of the state. At least one elsewhere.

Habitat: In/near deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – 4 Inches

Found at: Fontenelle Forest, Homestead National Monument, Indian Cave State Park, Kinter’s Ford Wildlife Management Area.

Overwintering: as pupa in cocoons.

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🔗Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net.

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