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Luna Moth (Actias luna) Actias luna is the first Saturniid species which emerges in Spring in my area, so it was such a welcome sight to see this beauty resting at the base of a large pine tree in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US. April 3, 2018.<br />
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Luna Moth (Actias luna)

Actias luna is the first Saturniid species which emerges in Spring in my area, so it was such a welcome sight to see this beauty resting at the base of a large pine tree in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US. April 3, 2018.

Luna Moth (Actias luna) Actias luna is the first Saturniid species which emerges in Spring in my area, so it was such a welcome sight to see this beauty resting at the base of a large pine tree in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US. April 3, 2018.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/58938/luna_moth_actias_luna.html<br />
 Actias luna,Geotagged,Luna Moth,Spring,United States,insect,insecta,lepidoptera,moth,saturniid,saturniidae

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  1. Whoa, how awesome it must be to find one in the wild at peak maturity! Posted 3 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 Apr 12, 2018. Captured Apr 3, 2018 16:35 in 344 Carters Overlook Dr, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm