The Luna is a giant silk moth that is considered an endangered species. I suppose the natural habitat has been disturbed due to pollution, pesticides, and the cutting down of trees.
Here is a postcard that I created from the photograph I took of Luna Moth
- The life cycle of the Luna moth begins when they mate and the female will lay her eggs on the backside of the black walnut leaf. She will lay approximately 200 eggs. It takes 10 to 13 days for the eggs to hatch.
- The adult Luna moths purpose in life is to mate and lay eggs. As an adult these moths do not eat or drink, as they do not have a mouth. The life span of an adult Luna moth is seven days.
- My yard is a wildlife habitat and I am sure that is what attracted the Luna moth. I have mature black walnut, hickory, sweet gum, sugar maple, oak, and persimmon trees. These are the trees that produce the leaves that the moth caterpillar eats.
- If you want to attract the Luna moth to your yard then plant these trees in your yard and grow a natural habitat.