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Actias luna (luna moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

Actias luna, commonly known as the Luna Moth, is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to 4.5 inches (114mm), making it one of the largest moths in North America.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Nocturnal [1]  Yes

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acer rubrum[2]
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)[2]
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)[2]
Betula papyrifera (mountain paper birch)[2]
Betula pendula (European white birch)[2]
Fagus grandifolia[2]
Juglans cinerea (butternut)[2]
Juglans nigra (black walnut)[2]
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)[2]
Quercus alba[2]
Quercus macrocarpa (Burr Oak)[2]
Quercus rubra (Red Oak)[2]
Tilia americana (American basswood)[2]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[3]
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)[3]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[3]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[3]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[3]
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)[3]
Salix nigra (black willow)[3]

Predators

Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[3]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[3]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[3]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[3]
Strix varia (Barred Owl)[3]

Providers

Shelter 
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[3]
Acer rubrum (red maple)[3]
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)[3]
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[3]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[3]
Quercus alba (White Oak)[3]
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)[3]
Salix nigra (black willow)[3]

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Beccaloni G., 27/11/2003, LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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