Luna Moth seen at the Lodge

This Luna Moth was seen at the Lodge last week. Luna moths are one of the most unusual and beautiful of the North American moths known as Saturnidae. They are well known for their green-yellow colors and long tails,and although they are often seen in pictures, they are a real surprise when found in nature. Although they are common throughout the eastern U.S., their night flying habits and short life span as an adult moth, only about 1 week, combine to make them a rare find. The luna moth, with a wingspan of 4.5-5.0 inches, is one of the largest moths in North America and is very common in many of the eastern states from Maine all the way to Florida. They usually are seen less as you go westward to Texas and the Great Plains. It is also found in southern regions of many Canadian provinces such as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskachewan.

2 Responses to “Luna Moth seen at the Lodge”

  1. D.Watts says:

    I just found one of these today as I was walking out of a gas station here in Wheaton, IL. I had never seen one before and it was dead. I brought it home. Going to attempt to preserve it. Most unusual. A nocturnal moth called the Luna Moth – Saturnidae.

  2. admin says:

    They only live a couple weeks.