A rare sight

picture003During a school trip today at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Education Center, we discovered a Luna moth resting on the screen of the lab window. Although they are common throughout the eastern U.S., the fact that they fly at night and only live as an adult moth for one week a year, makes them a rare sighting. With a wingspan of up to 5 inches, it is one of the largest moths in North America. The kids and I truly enjoyed our first up-close look at this beautiful insect.

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