Fine art illustration of a Luna Moth. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Luna Moth was completed on 2/11/2009. It was a pretty fun drawing to create. I've only ever seen these moths in exhibits, but when I found an amazing photo by Bob Barber capturing one of these insects I was inspired to drawn one. I really love the eyespots on the wings as well as the wonderful combination of greens, yellows and purples in the moth.
The Luna Moth is a Nearctic moth in the subfamily Saturniinae. These colorful moths are found in North American from east of the Great Plains down into north Mexico and east to Nova Scotia in Canada. Based on the climate in which they live, the Luna moths produce differing numbers of generations. Some of these generation are very short lived and might live only a few days. The Luna moth has a wingspan of between 3-4.5 inches with long, tapering hindwings, which have eyespots on them in order to confuse potential predators. Although rarely seen due to their very brief adult lives, Luna moths are considered common. As with all Saturniidae, the adults cannot eat because they do not have mouths.