References: Check Them Out!

Fairfax County Public Schools. 2006. Luna moth: Actias luna, <URL:>. Accessed 28 March 2012.

Butterflies and moths of North America. 2004. Attributes of Actias luna, <URL:>. Accessed 28 March 2012

Bartlett, Troy. 2004. Bug Guide, <URL:>. Accessed 28 March 2012

Oehlke, Bill. Actias luna: eggs to adult moths, <URL:>. Accessed 28 March 2012

Oehlke, Bill. Actais luna: larval food plants <URL:>. Accessed 29 March 2012

 Patlan, L. 2000, Animal diverity web Actias luna, <URL:>. Accessed 29 March 2012

Holland, W.J. 1968. The moth book: a guide to the moths of North America. Dover Publications Inc. New York, NY, USA.

Wagner, David L. 2005. Caterpillars of eastern North America. Princeton University Press. Princeton. New Jersey, USA.

Arnett, Ross H. 1985. American insects: a handbook of the insects of America north of Mexico. Van Nostrand Reinold Company Inc. New York, New York, USA.

Wright, Amy Bartlett. 1993. Petersons first guides to caterpillars. Houghton Mifflin Company. New York, New York,USA.

Dunn, Gary A. 1996. Insects of the great lakes region. University of Michigan Press. Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Eiserman, Charley. 2010. Tracks and signs of insects and other invertebrates: a guide to North American species. Stackpole Books. Mechanicsburg, PA, USA.

 Some of the photos used on this page were taken by Jeff S. Pippen. For more great photos of Actias luna and other moth species check out his webpage at

Some of the photos used on this page were taken by Bill D. He has a great website with tons of different insect species at and another great website Billd's Home Page on the Information Super Highway, Check it out!

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