Habitat: Where do I live?

Actias luna is found in North America. The moth resides mostly in forested areas and deciduous woodlands where leaves shed.

The Luna Moth inhabits every state east of the Great Plains in the United States of America and as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as Northern Mexico and Texas. (Patlan 2000)

The Luna Moth is a wild silk moth, which have been declining in numbers since the 1960's because of habitat destruction. Also bright vapor lights have been increasingly used, which disrupts their mating that takes place solely at night. (Patlan 2000)

The Luna Moth caterpillars do not damage the trees that they live and eat off of.

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