Spotted a Luna Moth on the Esperanza bush

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  1. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    calinromania Young Pine

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    Mmm, pretty one!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gorgeous!!! I have an Esperanza bush, guess I have to start keeping watch for one of those beauties. :eek:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've only ever seen Luna Moths in butterfly farms over here. Aren't they spectacular?
     



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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    The markings that look like eyes are so intriguing. And the fact that they don't eat nor have mouths and just exist to mate and die... astounded me.

    Toni... I just planted the Esperanza a couple of months ago.... not a single bloom yet... so it was nice to have something to see on it! :D
     
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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Just beautiful. I love moths. They are so unique and beautful. Tiger Moths are really neat colored also. :stew1:
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I have never seen one of those beauties. I sure is beautiful.I have hummingbird moths.They are wonderful also.I haven't seen one this year but hope to soon.Yhanks for the photo.
     
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    OH this is one of my favorites. I have at lease one of them on me, although I can't find it at the moment.

    Barb in Pa.
     
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    wow!! never seen one of those before . . looks like eyes on his back
     

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