Luna moths represent rebirth, renewal of body and spirit, regeneration and may even symbolize the soul itself. Luna moths, like many types of moths and butterflies, are quite beautiful in appearance and have docile personalities. Their physical beauty and charm make these large moths symbols of reflection, nourishment and life.
Luna moths are among the largest moths that live in the United States, and they are easily distinguished by their pastel green wings and soft, silky bodies. The name "luna" derives from the same Latin word, which means "moon." In some cultures, Luna moths are even thought to use the moon as a guide for orientation and navigation.Learn More
Most moths live for 2 to 11 months. This period of time consists of the entire life span from the larval stage to the adult state.Full Answer >
The army cutworm, or "miller" moth, is attracted to light sources. Indian meal moths are attracted to dry food sources that are unsealed. Clothes moths are not attracted to light and are found in dark places in the home. Moth traps containing pheromones attract this type of moth.Full Answer >
When moths do eat, most of them sip nectar from flowers. Other moths feed from the damp or muddy areas around streams and puddles, which scientists believe are good sources of minerals. Others sip the liquids from fermenting or rotting fruit or are drawn to the wounds in trees that dribble sap. Some moths are also attracted to dung, feces or puddles of urine.Full Answer >
Moths live in different countries all around the world. In the United States alone, there are over 12,000 species of moths.Full Answer >