Bright luna moth casts an interesting shadow

June 27th, 2015 1:16 am

First Posted: 5/30/2013

Photographer Bill Tarutis captured this photo on the outside wall of an area fast food chain restaurant.

Bill, whose day job is teaching at Lackawanna College and who holds a doctorate in environmental science, identified the “bug” as a male luna moth.

Bill found it interesting. So did we. So, we believe, will you.

By the way, Bill says he came upon this male luna moth as it dried its wings after emerging from its cocoon.

Bill explains that adult luna moths do not eat and only search for mates during their week-long life span.