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Luna Moth (Actias luna) Recently eclosed Luna Moth. At a mixed forest edge. Resting on a trailer tire (which had not been in use for several months)<br />
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Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Recently eclosed Luna Moth. At a mixed forest edge. Resting on a trailer tire (which had not been in use for several months)

Luna Moth (Actias luna) Recently eclosed Luna Moth. At a mixed forest edge. Resting on a trailer tire (which had not been in use for several months)<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/128464/luna_moth_actias_luna.html Actias luna,Geotagged,Luna Moth,Spring,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Nice perspective, Lisa! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you! It was very awkward to photograph, so it was one of the only perspectives I could get ;P. I had to get down to ground level because it was almost "under" the tire. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Lovely shot Lisa Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Niel! Posted 4 months ago

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''Actias luna'', commonly known as the Luna Moth, is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to 114mm making it one of the largest moths in North America.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 22, 2022. Captured May 31, 2021 14:08 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO2000
  • 100mm