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Luna Moth - Actias luna

SKU:
AP-FI2025-BD
Scientific Name:
Actias luna
Origin:
USA
Shipping Restrictions:
IF&W
$169.00
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LUNA MOTH - ACTIAS LUNA

THE SCIENCE:

The luna moth, Actias luna, is a species of moth in the family Saturniidae. It’s found throughout much of eastern North America, from Saskatchewan, central Quebec, and Nova Scotia in Canada, down to northern Mexico and central Florida in the U.S.; and in a range of lime-green tones. The luna in its name refers to the moon-like spots on its wings. Members of this species usually reach up to 4.5 inches in wingspan, but a few exceptionally large specimens have been recorded at up to 7 inches- A. luna is one of the largest moths in North America. Their hindwings taper into tails, and have eyespots on them which help to confuse potential predators. Adults are rarely seen, as they only live a week on average post-eclosion (emergence from the pupa).

THE STORY:

Our all-natural, intact specimens (no fake parts here!) are all of first-rate quality, delicately prepared, mounted, and framed with double-glass glazing in our very own fabrication studio in Upstate New York. We model our frames from solid fine ashwood, and they’re available in both a matte-black, and a natural finish.

Our framed insects are made-to-order. Please allow up to two weeks for your order to be completed. If you need your order sooner than this, please contact us at 212-343-1114 x401 or fabrication@theevolutionstore.com and we will do our best to accommodate you!

SKU:                                       AP-FI2025
Dimensions:                      6.000"W x 7.000"H x 1.625"D
Scientific Name:             Actias luna
Origin:                                  USA
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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