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Actias luna (luna moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The luna moth (Actias luna) is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to 114 mm (4.5 in), making it one of the largest moths in North America.
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Diet [1]  Herbivore
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Wing Span [2]  3.543 inches (.090 m)


Prey / Diet


Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[5]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[5]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[5]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[5]
Strix varia (Barred Owl)[5]


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Luna Moth, Actias (=Tropaea) luna (Linneaus) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Saturniinae), Donald W. Hall, University of Florida, June 2007. Revised June 2012
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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