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will2358

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Moth Larva
« on: September 06, 2019, 12:59:16 PM »
Today I found this beautiful Luna Moth on my Door. I found a Larva on one of my citrus leaves a few days prior. I could not find if they eat the leaves on plants or not. Does anyone know if they do. I hope not cause I see them every year and I think they are so beautiful.


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Re: Moth Larva
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 03:32:32 PM »
Worry not about the Luna eating up your citrus. They are of short duration and not populous. Instead enjoy the shape and patterns on the wings of this creature.

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Re: Moth Larva
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 11:18:13 PM »
I enjoy looking at them each year. I wonder why I have never seen the female lunar moth. I have only seen the male in the yard. My goodness, I did not know they were endangered.
https://www.thespruce.com/the-non-pest-luna-moth-2656240
This is a wiki pic of female


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