Beatufiul (huge) Green Moth

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  1. NateS

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    Found this guy at the edge of the woods. He barely moved so hopefully he's okay. I know that composition is a little lacking on these (only so much I can do with him just laying there), but he was so pretty that I thought I'd share.

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    Fantastic!
    Well done! I have never seen such a beautiful moth!
     
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    Its a Female Luna Moth, Actias Luna. I raised quite a few of those myself. Nice capture, its probably close to dead, they only live for 6-10 days, and have no mouth, living off body fats from when they were a caterpillar.
    Very nice shots!
    Heres one which I raised myself:
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    wait a mintute, are you in the US?
     
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    Nice shots, I saw one of those on my house a few months ago, I posted the pics on here and too found out it was a luna moth, pictures really don't do justice to how big and fuzzy they are.
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments and identification. It truly was a spectacular sight and amazingly large.

    Yes, I'm in the US...Missouri specifically.
     
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    ok, I was just curious because from your angle it looked a bit like a a different species of the same genus only from other parts of the world. :)
     

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