Definition of Actias luna

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

Exact synonyms: Luna Moth
Generic synonyms: Saturniid, Saturniid Moth
Group relationships: Actias, Genus Actias

Lexicographical Neighbors of Actias Luna

Acrostichum aureum
Act of God
Act of Parliament
Act of Parliament clock
Actaea alba
Actaea rubra
Actias luna (current term)
Actinidia arguta
Actinidia chinensis
Actinidia deliciosa
Actinidia polygama
Actinobacillus equuli
Actinobacillus lignieresii
Actinomadura africana
Actinomadura madurae

Literary usage of Actias luna

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"... Actias luna, Samia cecropia, Samia Columbia, Telea polyphemus, and a great variety of species of Noctuidae, also grasshoppers, crickets, mosquitoes, ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1895)
"I have tried time and again to find the cocoon of Actias luna suspended up among the leaves, but the foregoing is the only instance that has come under my ..."

3. Bibliography of the More Important Contributions to American Economic Entomology by United States Bureau of Entomology, Nathan Banks, Samuel Henshaw (1895)
"The luna moth— Actias luna Linn. <Can. Ent., August, 1875, v. 7, pp. 141-143. ... Characters, life history, habits, and food plants of Actias luna. ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario, Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871) (1874)
"... leading characters of the normal ones after their last skin moulting, and just prior to their assumption of the chrysalis condition. Actias luna, Linn. ..."

5. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1902)
"300) shown, as we have already stated, that the " cocoon-cutter " of Actias luna is not used to cut the silk at all, but to tease it out when it has been ..."

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