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Luna Moth

The Dillon Herald 23 Aug 2020
The Luna moth (Actias luna) is one of the most stunning moths found in North America ....
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Forest Journal: Mothing for beginners

Union Leader 26 Jul 2020
And don’t worry — they don’t bite! Some, like the giant silkworm moths (Luna, Polyphemous, and ... This spring was so productive for Luna moths (Actias luna) that moth enthusiasts in some areas of New Hampshire reported dozens of lunas attracted to their lights on some nights.
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Curious Kids: Why are moths attracted to light?

Lebanon Express 09 Dec 2019
Moths flutter toward light at night, but why? NeagoneFo/Shutterstock.com. Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages ... One of us grew up in Mexico. And one of us grew up in Alaska ... The long tails of the luna moth can trick bats into attacking their tail instead of their body, so the moth can get away. Actias luna is often found in the eastern U.S.
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Exploring The Last Green Valley: Luna moth a recognizable, beautiful creature

The Bulletin 17 Aug 2019
A few weeks ago, I discovered a large, bright green caterpillar in the yard. It was the size of my thumb with small dark spots and several hairy spines on its back ... It held fast to the blades of grass, so I went indoors to check my guide to butterflies and moths and discovered it to be the caterpillar of the luna moth (Actias luna). [...] ... .
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Not all Pennsylvania moths are drab tan and gray. Take a look

Penn Live 25 Jul 2019
Many moths are the expected dull, flat tan, brown and gray. But Pennsylvania is home to some that are brightly colored and patterned. Here are 17 beauties. Rosy maple moth. Rosy maple moth. Dryocampa rubicunda. Wingspan. 1.25-2.25 inches. Host plants for caterpillar. Maple, oak. Habitat. Deciduous forests ... Hypoprepia miniate ... Luna moth. Luna moth. Actias luna ... .
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The Outside Story: Flight of the luna moth

Rutland Herald 13 Jul 2019
These beautiful moths are luna moths, named for the Roman goddess of the moon ... The luna moth (Actias luna) is one of the largest species of moths in North America, with a wingspan of 3 to 4 inches ... The female luna moth releases a pheromone which males can detect from a distance with their comb-like antennae.
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On Gardening: Luna moth sighting one of life’s special moments

The Mercury 12 May 2019
Last year was a banner year for me in that I saw three Luna moths at my house ... Most don’t realize the Luna moth is one of the giant silkworm species ... Before I knew better, I fantasized about Luna moths visiting my night blooming moonflower ... Linnaeus named the moth Actias luna referencing Luna the Roman Goddess of the Moon.
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On Gardening: Luna moth sighting one of life's special moments

Finger Lakes Times 09 May 2019
Last year was a banner year for me in that I saw three Luna moths at my house ... Most don't realize the Luna moth is one of the giant silkworm species ... Before I knew better, I fantasized about Luna moths visiting my night blooming moonflower ... Linnaeus named the moth Actias luna referencing Luna the Roman Goddess of the Moon.
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Science Friday: Become lake wise with native plantings

Times Argus 22 Mar 2019
Suddenly, the sun is back and it’s March ... Native plants also benefit one’s own health and well-being ... If you spot a bright, green luna moth, Actias luna, then chances are there is a native shagbark hickory tree nearby. Just as the monarch relies on milkweed, the luna moth’s larva depend on the leaves of the shagbark hickory to survive ... Dr ... ....
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