Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1221707

Luna moth
Actias luna

Observation date: July 31, 2019
Submitted by: Butterflyconoan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It was just after some rain and I went outside for fresh air and my friend and I spotted it on my outdoor light. It fell to the ground where we took pictures and then when we checked to see if it was alive it took off towards a tree.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jamesdurbin
Verified date: August 05, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Polk County