Luna Moth

Luna Moth

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This image is part of the sequence Animals: Metamorphosis of a Luna moth

Credit: M.H. SHARP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An adult luna moth. After emerging from a cocoon, the luna moth (Actias luna) has no mouth and cannot eat; it lives for only about one week, during which time it mates and lays eggs. This one was photographed at Florida's Timucuan Preserve.

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Keywords: actias, actias luna, animal, floridian moth, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, luna, luna moth, moth, nature, timucuan, timucuan preserve, wildlife, wildlife preserve, zoology

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