Look at this moth

giniene(5aNY)June 18, 2005

This little guy visited my garden last week-end. Never saw anything like it before, anyone have any clues as to what type it is?

Here is a link that might be useful:

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susanzone5(z5NY)

It's a luna moth!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2005 at 5:58PM
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giniene(5aNY)

Thanks Susan! I did a search on it and that is exactly what it is. The website says that due to their very short life span and their night flying habits, they are a rare find.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2005 at 7:09AM
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JustJoeyGirl(z5 NY)

WOW, Great Picture! How cool is that? I have never seen one, just read about them..I thought they may be just tropical....thanks for sharing your photo.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2005 at 7:51AM
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creeklocks(z6 NY)

We saw a lunar moth a couple of nights ago, resting on a maple trunk. My BF actually heard the wings flutter and investigated the sound. It really is a thrilling sight. Parts of the wings that hang down seem to mimic maple seedlings, so we conjecture that it's somehow attracted to maples? Camouflages as part of the tree?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2005 at 4:54PM
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