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Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  Actias luna


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Bombycoidea family Saturniidae subfamily Saturniinae tribe Saturniini genus Actias → species Actias luna

Species name(s)

Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758 = Tropaea dictynna Walker, 1855 = Actias azteca Packard, 1869 = Actias rossii Ross, 1872 = bolli (Wagner, 1876) = Actias maasseni Kirby, 1892 = rubromarginata (Davis, 1912) = rubrosuffusa (Cockerell, 1914) = mariae (Benjamin, 1922) = lacrimens (Niepelt, 1923) = Actias dictynna. [9, 85]

Luna Moth.



Zoogeographical regions


Имаго  Actias luna

Detailed information with references

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Betula papyrifera, Diospyros virginiana, Liquidambar styraciflua, а также растения родов Carya, Juglans и Rhus. [85].

Subspecies of Actias luna


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