7.18.2006

Luna Moths are Really Big

So this is a pic of a male Luna Moth that was hanging around outside our apartment a while ago. They're really big (4-6" wingspan!) and you can tell their gender by the antennas (the males have big, bushy ones). Apparently there have been some rumors going around that Luna Moths are endangered, but some further study revealed that to be falsified, although seeing one this far north can be pretty rare. Adult Lunas have no mouths, and only stay in that stage to procreate. Amanda and I both thought this was pretty sad, and the next day it was gone... but I'm glad that I got to see one; they are very beautiful creatures. Posted by Picasa

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