wary luna moth friend

The feathery antennae maximize surface area for scent detection. Born without functional mouth parts adults only live about a week. 

We’re actually hanging out in my car avoiding my friend who enjoys collecting bugs. I felt like he should go back to the Earth. Eventually I hid him in tall grass next to the parking lot after I took his photo. Male’s have extra bushy antenna compared to their ladies.

Wary Luna moth friend. The feathery antennae maximize surface area for scent detection. Born without functional mouth parts adults only live about a week.
I took this pic in 2019. St. Charles County. Actias luna

I took this pic in 2019 in mid Missouri.  Actias luna

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