Luna Moth (Actias luna) - May 17th, 2010
Stan Malcolm Photos - Marlborough, Connecticut

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11:59  Roughly 10 minutes after emerging from cocoon.

 

 

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2:22 Wings hardened; ready to fly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will give you some idea how difficult it would be to spot a Luna Moth cocoon in leaf litter on a forest floor.  (Note: the moth emerged from the hole at the left end.)