Luna Moth

Luna Moth
The Luna Moth has a wingspan of 4.5-5.5 inches and is one of the larger silk moths in North America. It is nocturnal and can be found flying around streetlights and other brightly-lit areas during the summer. The Luna Moth and the Polyphemus Moth are in the group of moths known as the giant silk moths, both of which are in the Family Saturniidae. The larvae of the Luna Moth feed on a variety of trees including: alder, beeches, cherries, hazelnut, hickories, pecan, sweetgum, and willow. In much of the South there are 2-3 broods per year.

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