Observation 93441: Actias luna L.
When: 2012-04-27
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

1% (5)
Recognized by sight
37% (6)
Recognized by sight
-92% (3)
Recognized by sight: I am throwing this out there as a one size fits all label; obviously it is more complex than that, but perhaps this will help get the ID process started.

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I checked my photos
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-29 21:56:43 CDT (-0500)

of Luna moth – both emerging and after the fight. I found you are right. They are all white and furry. My old guy looked particularly infected; worse than this one – but it could easily be fur. Same as in this observation. Suggestion retracted. Thanks TimmiT!

Furry moth
By: TimmiT
2012-04-29 01:07:05 CDT (-0500)

It looks as though this just a moth with a furry body rather than a fungal infection. See this pic

Hey, this mushroom observer
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-28 18:31:24 CDT (-0500)

not insect observer!

Actias luna is the name of the moth
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-28 17:00:22 CDT (-0500)
did not keep it.
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-27 22:12:36 CDT (-0500)

maybe i should have…

microscopy would be fun for this mold.
By: Jonathan M
2012-04-27 22:00:30 CDT (-0500)
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-27 21:27:34 CDT (-0500)
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-27 21:26:04 CDT (-0500)

nice. keep it.

By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-04-27 21:25:19 CDT (-0500)

Thats the moth, I should destroy it, no idea for fungus.

thank you…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-27 21:21:30 CDT (-0500)

have any information on Actias luna?

Neat find
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-04-27 21:20:17 CDT (-0500)

They are cool to see even when they don’t have a fungus on them.

Created: 2012-04-27 21:10:10 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-04-29 22:11:04 CDT (-0500)
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