I've been finding a lot of wings this summer but never an entire moth. Found this one this morning when I went out to feed my horses.
Based on the climate in which they live, the Luna moths produce differing numbers of generations. In Canada and northern regions, they can live up to 7 days and will produce only one generation per year. These reach adulthood from early June to early July. In the northeastern United States around New Jersey or New York, the moths produce two generations each year. The first of these appear in April and May, and the second group can be seen approximately nine to eleven weeks later. In the southern United States, there can be as many as three generations. These are spaced every eight to ten weeks beginning in March.
I'm not sure about sexing them either but it's still early.:wink:I'm not sure about sexing them. Maybe someone else knows?
I'm not sure about sexing them either but it's still early.:wink:
look at the antenna on the head. if its a male it will have large well developed antenna with lots of hairs on them to catch a whiff of the female pheromone. the female antenna would be plain whip like.
I would describe the female antenna is much narrower than the male antenna, but still rather feather-like in apperance.
i'd guess male from above