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.

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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4 Responses to What a life: The Luna Moth

  1. Margery Guest says:

    Isn’t she beautiful?


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


  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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