Luna moth by novab

Luna moth

Luna moths are not rare, but are rarely seen due to their very brief (7–10 day) adult lives and nocturnal flying time, so I was very lucky to see this guy/gal during the day resting in the sun. First I thought it was a leaf, as it was about 4 inches from wing tip to tip.

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Stunning image
July 3rd, 2019  
Terrific capture.
July 3rd, 2019  
What a fabulous find! Would love to see one of these! Great capture!
July 3rd, 2019  
wow, this is really cool.
July 4th, 2019  
Beautiful capture Nova its a male Luna Moth, distinguished by their antennae, a male's is larger and bushier the females is smaller and thin:)
July 4th, 2019  
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Thanks so much for your kind words and favs. This was my first time seeing this moth and I did not have my camera with me so I 'had' to use my cell phone because it was a picture I could not pass up.

Peter, thanks for helping with the gender identification. He is definitely impressive.
July 4th, 2019  
How interesting ad what a lovely capture.
July 4th, 2019  
July 4th, 2019  
Fabulous details in this photo.
July 5th, 2019  
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