Luna on the lamppost

Luna moths can sometimes be seen here during the late summer, and this Luna spent two days on our lamppost before disappearing altogether. Also known as the giant silk moth, it is found only in North America.

This one is a male and can be identified as such by its feather-like antennae.




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  1. dgc says:

    Wow.  According to my garden log, the only Luna Moth we have had in 20 years here was back in March of 2016.  Neat that you got a picture of it. D

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    1. Besides this one we’ve had a couple of Luna Moths in the past five years or so. My cousin in North Carolina just sent me a photo of one on her window, and she remarked that she felt very special to have seen one.

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  2. dgc says:

    I, too, always wear my feather antennae when out and about.

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  3. Roadtirement says:

    Stunning image of the Luna Moth

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  4. Olga says:

    What a majestic-looking moth! ❤ I've only seen one in my childhood. Lucky you to be graced with its presence for a few days.

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    1. I’ve seen maybe four in my lifetime. The first time I saw one, I was amazed and didn’t know what it was.

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