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Actias luna

Actias luna
Sanbornville, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
June 25, 2014
Eggs laid by a female luna moth about two weeks ago.

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Rearing to adulthood
I'm rearing lunas myself. Some look ready to pupate in a few days. Do you think they'll reach adulthood in the Washington DC suburbs before winter?

 
not sure
According to the guide page, there's 1 generation in the north and 2-3 generations in the south, but I don't know what the definitions of "north" and "south are. If yours are large enough to pupate, I think it's possible that they would become adults in August or September.

Mine are definitely in the northern part of the range. They won't be adults until May.

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