Insects of Iowa

Moths of Iowa



7758 Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758)

Luna Moth

Life History: Link

Identification - Large light green moth with spots in wings and long tails.

Flight times: May-June, Second brood August-September

Wing Span: 75-105 mm / 3-4 inches

Caterpillar Host Plants: Walnuts and other trees. Adult moths do not feed.

Habitat: Deciduous Woods

Range - Sightings in Iowa

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