Nutrition: Who's Hungry?

The adult Actias luna does not eat, for its main purpose is to reproduce.  However, the caterpillars are insect herbivores, eating trees, including white birch, persimmon, sweet gum, hickories, walnuts, pecans, and sumacs. (Bug Guide 2008)

A list of food sources that the caterpillar of the Luna Moth eats are listed on the following link at Actias Luna: Larval food plants.

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