Jon Crispin's Notebook

Luna Moth

Posted in Insects, Nature by joncrispin on 15/06/2014

I surprised myself by knowing that this was a luna moth.  I have a terrible head for remembering the names most of insects and plants, but I knew right away what it was.  This lovely guy (gal?) has been on the side of the house most of the day.  So beautiful.  Anyone out there know much about these creatures?

Have a great week everyone.

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  1. Faith Bishop-Rogers said, on 15/06/2014 at 8:04 pm

    This is a guy luna moth. They only live one week and he spends that week looking for a gal to mate with.

    • joncrispin said, on 15/06/2014 at 8:29 pm

      I wanted to make a joke about knowing men like that, but it seemed inappropriate. He was totally chillin’ all day today. Does he do his work at night?

  2. Photobooth Journal said, on 15/06/2014 at 8:23 pm

    WOW! What a beautiful creature. (Did you ever get my email about the postcards, Jon?)

  3. Martha Kennedy said, on 15/06/2014 at 10:26 pm


  4. leamuse said, on 16/06/2014 at 2:33 am

    Stunning! I’m so glad you were able to take a shot and share it.

  5. Hank. said, on 16/06/2014 at 9:46 am

    How lovely! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these, even back in MA. Saw a moose the other day, though–also pretty neat.

  6. Lisa Gordon said, on 16/06/2014 at 12:38 pm

    What a gorgeous creature this is!!

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