Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1120159

Luna moth
Actias luna

Observation date: June 13, 2017
Submitted by: ksteinmann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: She was on a concrete walkway/bridge as I was walking from a parking lot into my building for work this morning. I assume she is dying, to be in such a high-traffic location at such an hour. Afraid she would be mistaken for a leaf and stepped on, I managed to get her to flutter off the sidewalk out of the way. She responded to my nudges with a leaf by fluttering, but she appeared unable to fly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BAMONA
Verified date: August 07, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): St. Charles County, United States, Missouri