Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011

posted May 26, 2011 12:05 PM by Hester Burch

Male Luna moth antenae


Female Luna moth antennae


photos copyright Hester Burch

Male and female Luna moths can be distinguished by their antennae. A Male’s is larger and bushier. Females release a pheromone that entices the male. Males find females using their large antennas.

Found near Elms property June 2010.

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