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Saturniidae
890072.007758Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758) – Luna Moth

Steven Smith
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Synonymy: Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758
Saturnia bolli Wagner, 1876
Tropaea dictynna Walker, 1855
Tropaea lacrimans Niepelt, 1932
Actias maasseni Kirby, 1892
Tropaea mariae Benjamin, 1922
Actias rossii Ross, 1872
Tropaea rubromarginata Davis, 1912
Tropaea rubrosuffusa Cockerell, 1914
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1972. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2b: p. 207; pl. 15.6-7, 16.1-5. order
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Actias luna
John Himmelman
Actias luna
David Silsbee
Actias luna
Tim Dyson - f.
Actias luna
Bob Moul
Actias luna
Carol Wolf
Actias luna
- 100mm – Jim Vargo
Actias luna
- 100mm – Jim Vargo
Actias luna
Betsy Higgins LG

Actias luna
Betsy Higgins LG

Actias luna
Betsy Higgins
5th instar
Actias luna
Stuart Schwartz
5th instar
Actias luna
Stuart Schwartz
varieties
Actias luna
Betsy Higgins
1st instar
Actias luna
McGuire Center LG

Actias luna
Betsy Higgins

Actias luna
McGuire Center LG

Actias luna
Troy Bartlett


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