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Actias luna

Definition of the noun actias luna

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  1. large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing

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Google previewNational Geographic Animal Encyclopedia (2012)

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! by Lucy H. Spelman

nectar ACTIAS LUNA The monarch's orange color wlms predators oi its nasty IANGQ Europe HANGE: North America DOMIYX MANDAP' NA RANGE: Asia; IHtYOdUCId worldwide SllEi 4 in [lo cm) DIET: Mulberry tree ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

in several species of Lepidoptera including the fall armyworm, corn earworm, tobacco budworm, velvetbean capterpil- lar and luna moth (Actias luna). Variation in susceptibility of these insects to juglone appears to be correlated with ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

The caterpillar of the luna-moth, Actias luna. S's Luna-silkworm (Act tas luna), natural size. lunata, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Ninth Edition .... Supplement

The Actias luna, which is found in the above States excepting Georgia, has wings that are chiefly of a beautiful pea-green color. The posterior ones are furnished with two broad tails with the extremities crimped. The Sphinx Carolina is found in ...

Google previewThe World-wide Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1899)

by William Harrison De Puy

LUNA-MOTH (Actias luna), a large moth, said to be the.

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

moon,; A large, pale-green North American moth, Actias luna. with a long projection on each hind wing. lu-nar lob' narl adi [Lat, lunans < luna. moon," 1. Of, involving, caused by, or affecting the ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

A large bombycid moth, Actias luna, the most beautiful of North American insects, of alight-green color relieved by luniform eye-spots and by a broad purplish- brown or liliaceous anterior border. The body Is whitish, with a brown bar across the ...

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Small photo of An Actias moon moth (Actias luna). One of the biggest moth in North AmericaMexicoSmall photo of A Luna Moth (Actias luna) perched on a building in Ontario, Canada.Small photo of A Luna Moth (Actias luna) branch in the sunSmall photo of A beautiful Luna Moth (Actias luna) at pink orchids with its reflection in a quiet stream.Small photo of A beautiful Luna Moth (Actias luna) on a white background.Small photo of A beautiful Luna Moth (Actias luna) at pink orchids in a water garden.Small photo of Actias luna More...

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