I have boys. We have lots of books about bugs. This week we read about Luna Moths so last night when my oldest son ran into the house exclaiming about a big green moth on the shed I was really thrilled to discover he’d found a Luna Moth.
This particular Luna Moth had just hatched from a cocoon and was drying its wings in the fresh air, just waiting for nightfall.
Did you know?
- The Luna Moth is an endangered species!
- Luna Moths don’t eat. They don’t even have mouths.
- Named Luna (moon) Moth because they only fly at night.
- A Luna Moth only lives for about a week. They mate and the female lays 400-600 eggs.
- The Luna Moth is usually about 5 inches long (with tails) and has a 4 inch wingspan. It is one of the largest moths in North America.
Have you ever seen an endangered species in your backyard?