17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Phalena plumata caudata - the first North American saturniid to be reported in the insect literature

This is a Luna moth. They have a 7-10 day adult life and are mainly nocturnal. This marked the beginning of new life, the beginning of Spring!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: Marshall, Texas, United States of America
Camera: iPad (6th generation)
Copyright: © Chesley Burch