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Luna moth (Actias luna) This large moth, native to eastern North America, has a wingspan of up to 15 centimetres. The adult luna moth does not eat, existing merely to reproduce. The caterpillar must therefore gain enough reserves to allow it to spin a cocoon, metamorphose into a moth, and survive for around a week; long enough to mate. After this time the moth dies.
Model release not required. Property release not required.