Taxon profile


Luna Moth
Actias luna (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Saturniidae - emperor moths »  genus Actias - moon moth

Scientific synonyms

Actias maasseni Kirby, 1892
Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758 o
Tropaea dictynna Walker, 1855

Type taxon of:Actias Leach, 1815 (Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758), Meceura Billberg, 1820 (Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758), Artemis Kirby & Spence, 1828 (Phalaena luna Linnaeus, 1758)


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Intertaxon relationships

food: Betula papyrifera Marshall - Paper Birch, Liquidambar styraciflua L. - American Sweetgum, Diospyros virginiana L. - Common Persimmon

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Actias luna azteca Packard, 1869

Actias luna azteca

subspecies Actias luna luna (Linnaeus, 1758)

Actias luna luna

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