Actias luna Photo Travis Blunden ©
The huge yellow–green luna moth is about the size of the palm of your hand. They have long curved tails on their hind wings, a prominent eyespot on each wing and large feathery antennae.
Common but rarely seen, luna moths are strongly attracted to lights and are sometimes found on window screens or on the walls near the lights of all-night grocery stores and gas stations.
In Florida, Luna moth caterpillars feed on the leaves of persimmon, hickory and sweet gum. Adult moths have only vestigial mouthparts and do not feed; they live for only a week.
In Florida, you will see adult luna moths in all month of the year.
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