Luna Moth Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: Hodges #7758.

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In Harford County a Luna Moth caterpillar was documented on Black Walnut. Other host plants include Butternut, Bitternut Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Tulip Poplar, Sweetgum, White Oak, and Winged Sumac (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 190 records in the project database.

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A Luna Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/1/2016). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth inHoward Co., Maryland (8/16/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2014). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth observed in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/3/2007) Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Luna Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/25/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A male Luna Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/27/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/5/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth at Swan Creek in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/19/2012). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (8/14/2016). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/8/2010). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/25/2008). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (4/22/2019). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). Photo by Don Haskins. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth in Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

Luna Moths in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/21/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A male Luna Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/10/2004). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth pupa in Calvert Co., Maryland. The pupa was found laying on our patio in this condition in late fall. I kept it in a terrarium over the winter and in May the following spring a healthy Luna Moth emerged. Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/8/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/12/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An unusual yellow Luna Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/8/2011). Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth larva with heavy parasite load found in Kent Co., Maryland (7/13/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar on Sweet Gum in Howard Co., Maryland (9/24/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/7/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (9/20/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (7/26/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth caterpillar in Washington Co., Maryland (6/20/2010). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A first instar Luna Moth caterpillar in Charles Co., Maryland (7/7/2009). Determined by Ryan St. Laurent/BugGuide. Photo by Eric Gofreed. (MBP list)

A first instar Luna Moth caterpillar in Charles Co., Maryland (7/7/2009). Determined by Ryan St. Laurent/BugGuide. Photo by Eric Gofreed. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth cocoon in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/17/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Luna Moth cocoon in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/10/2013). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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