Monday, July 21, 2014

Rest Stop Luna Moths

These Luna Moths, Actias luna were found at a rest stop somewhere in Nebraska, on our way back from a family trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.
I've found that some rest stops are excellent places to look for moths.  Definitely not all, there must be some combination of habitat and lighting that makes certain ones good spots to look for moths.  People might look at you strange, especially if you have one of your kids on your shoulders with a camera by the front door, apparently photographing the window trim or something.  They notice you, but they don't usually notice the big, showy green moth.

And remember it's National Moth Week!


  1. Nice pics! Haven't seen one of these in years. Did see a yellow swallowtail a couple years ago just off the Lake Wobegon Trails near Avon.

    By the way we still need to connect for a hike in the Avon Hills Forest North SNA this season. Bugs are a little bad right but should be better in a month or so. Maybe in September depending you and Jan's schedules. Cliff