Luna Moth

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Bartlett, T. (February 2004). Species Actias luna- luna moth- hodges #7758. Iowa State University Entomology. Retrieved from

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Hall, D. W. (June 2007). Common name: luna moth. University of Florida: Featured Creatures. Retrieved from

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Kellogg, S. K., L. S. Fink, L. P. Brower. 2003. Parisitism of native luna moths, Actias luna by the introduced Compsilura concinnata in central Virginia, and their hyperparasitism by trigonalid wasps. Environmental Entomology 32(5): 1019-1027.

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Thiboldeaux, R. L., R. L. Lindroth and J. W. Tracy. 1998. Effects of juglone (5-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone) on midgut morphology and glutathione status in saturniid moth larvae. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C-Pharmocology Toxicology & Endocrinology 120(3): 481-487.

Wang, C. W., L. Lin, J. W. Liu, et al. March 2003. Host-plant utilization of two luna moths (actius spp.) on Liquidambar formosana and Cinnamomum camphora. Formosan Entomologist 23:(1) p 49-57.

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