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Hello Luna

July 9th, 2018

It’s Luna Moth season here in Maine, I’ve managed to see four in the past week. Last night, two were on the chicken coop when I went up to gather eggs. I’ve seen them before, but only here and there throughout my life. In fact, I’ve probably seen more this week than I have in the rest of my life put together.

In the North, the season for these beauties is short, only about a week. Did you know that the adult moths don’t eat, they only live for about 7 days. It’s no wonder I’ve seen so many, I guess it’s the season for them to be out making the next generation of moths.

Do you see Luna Moths in your area?

4 Comments to “Hello Luna”
  1. Ann Roberts on July 9, 2018 at 7:39 am

    No Luna Moths here. But I was blessed to have been visited by a Zebra Swallowtail, which is one of our very rare Swallowtails.

    Alas, no where near as many butterflies in our garden this year. Very cyclic, so I am not worried for the future. But I miss the beauty. Last year my zinnia patches were often covered in 10 or more species of butterflys/moths at any one time

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  2. Misti on July 9, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Back in the spring we saw a bunch when we did an overnight backpacking trip in our local national forest. I too had never seen that many at one time. Must be a big year for them!

    I put a direct link to that post if you’d like to read it. I was also sad to see they don’t eat or drink either!

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  3. laura on July 10, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I’ve only ever seen one in my life and that was four years ago. They are beautiful.

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  4. Nebraska Dave on July 10, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Susy, ha, yeah, nothing but cabbage fly moths here. I haven’t seen many butterflies this year. Maybe it’s because of the very cold winter and spring we had. But then I don’t really plant any thing to draw them in.

    Have a great Luna moth day.

    Nebraska Dave

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