What a life: The Luna Moth

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This is the stuff of sleep aid commercials, but this one is real: Actias Luna, the Luna Moth. A friend shot this great photo this past week while on Drummond Island in northern Lake Huron.

But what of the Luna Moth – such a beautiful creature. It has no mouth to feed and doesn’t eat. It’s purpose in life is to emerge, mate and die, living perhaps one week before vanishing from your dreams.

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4 Responses to What a life: The Luna Moth

  1. Margery Guest says:

    Isn’t she beautiful?

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  2. Testament to the complexity and abundance of the nature around us. Nice! IE

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  3. Crystal says:

    I was driving this evening in NC and saw this thing flying across the highway. It reminder me of Tinkerbell! I slammed on my brakes yet when I got home a tenth of a mile later, I found her. She was the beautiful Luna Moth and was stuck in the grill of my car. I gently released her and after 20 minutes of exhausting attempts of flying she sat motionless in my hand. I brought her inside, her beautiful wings and tail injured from my beastly car. I placed her on some leaves and talked to her calmly but an hour later I found her motionless. I am so sad that I was the cause of this beautiful creatures end of life.

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