Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Actias luna, commonly known as the Luna Moth, is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. It has a wingspan of up to four and a half inches, which ranks it as one of the largest moths in North America.   This moth is found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and from Manitoba eastward through central Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada.

Here is a crazy story.  So we were in western New York.  Stedman to be exact and we were skateboarding on my homie Matt Holmans ramp in the middle of the woods.  The session was amazing and just as we began to take a rest this amazing Luna moth came flying into our view.  I saw the moth and wanted it to fly over to me so bad.  I kept myself under its fly pattern and held my hat out as to represent a landing pad for the giant moth.  It took advantage of the stable ground I offered it and as the moth landed on my hat my old friend Andrew Miller was on point to snap the photo.

So here it is.  My and a huge Luna moth that landed in my hands.  I love this photo because the Luna moth is so rare and this was the first one that I have ever seen in my life and it was right there to kick it with me..

Photo of a Luna Moth