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Cool moths found in Spokane and around the world

The Spokesman-Review 22 Oct 2023
Luna moth (Actias luna). Few American moths can match the luna moth for raw beauty. Lunas, relatively common on the East Coast, are light green behemoths.

Ask the Expert: What disease do my tomatoes have and how do I manage it?

The Columbus Dispatch 12 Aug 2023
That sounds like a luna moth (Actias luna), which can have a wingspan of 3-4 inches. The luna moth is in the giant silkworm moth family and is native to the eastern half of the U.S ... Owls, hornets, and parasitic wasps are predators of luna moths.

The luna moth

The Norman Transcript 22 Jul 2023
Actias luna, the luna moth, is one of the most visually stunning moths in North America ... As a kid, the luna moth was an insect I had seen in photos and read about in books and I was fascinated by the species.

The alluring tail of the Luna moth is surprisingly useless for finding a mate

Popular Science 12 Apr 2023
A Luna moth (Actias luna) ... The Luna moth has uniquely shaped wings that thwart predation from bats, but what else might they be good for? How does one determine the evolutionary role of a trait?.

Luna moths found to use their tails solely for bat evasion

Phys Dot Org 10 Apr 2023
In a pair of complementary studies, researchers took a close look at Luna moth (Actias luna) tails through the eyes of birds and female moths to test the tails' role in predation and sexual selection.

Union County Art Exhibit and Competition 2022

New Albany Gazette 04 May 2022
Best in Show this year goes to Alexandria Robertson from West Union for her linoleum block print Atticus Luna, which is exceptional,” said Museum Director, Jill Smith ... 1st - Best in show, Alexandria Robertson, “Actias Luna” West Union.
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