Monday, June 19, 2006

i haven't seen any yet this year

nor did i see any at all last year, but i do hope one day soon i'll see another. i had never seen one as a child. the first time i saw one was about six or seven years ago. i was amazed at their beauty

The Green Giant Is Back! A Rare Visitor, The Luna Moth, Is On The Increase
By STEVE GRANT Courant Staff Writer June 19 2006
It may not be quite time to celebrate yet, but one of the biggest and most beautiful moths in the U.S., one whose numbers had crashed in southern New England, seems to be making a comeback.In the past 10 years, scientists and naturalists agree, populations of the luna moth, a pale-green creature with a wingspan of more than 4 inches, have increased in Connecticut."Just from personal observation and hearing from other people, they do seem to be doing OK," said John Himmelman, author of "Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard" and a naturalist who attracts and monitors moths from his home in Killingworth using an ultraviolet light......


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