Friday, May 20, 2011

Luna Moth Spotted and filmed!

There was a Luna Moth siting at Hill Camp Road and Rock Run this week.  The Luna Moth was filmed by John Gautreau.  The Luna Moth ,Actias Luna, is a very revered moth.  It has appeared on a stamp in 1987 and is currently the symbol for the sleep aid Lunesta.  The Luna Moth was discovered and named in the 1700's.  It gets its name from the lunar or moon shaped spots on its wings.  The wing span of the Luna Moth ranges from 75 mm to 105 mm.  The link to the Luna Moth video is posted below.  The video is courtesy of John Gautreau and the picture is courtesy of the University of Florida's Entomology Department.  Luna Moth Video in North Coventry

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