What is this leaf-like insect?
April 12, 2009 4:31 PM   Subscribe

What is this insect that looks sort of like a leaf?

A friend took some photographs of this insect that looks kind of like a leaf, and wants to know what it is. Can anyone identify it?

Photographs here and here.
posted by Dreamcast to Science & Nature (6 answers total)
 
It's a luna moth.
posted by The Michael The at 4:32 PM on April 12, 2009


Also, this was somewhere in Georgia (United States), if it matters.
posted by Dreamcast at 4:33 PM on April 12, 2009


Nice. Thanks.
posted by Dreamcast at 4:33 PM on April 12, 2009


It's a Luna Moth. Check it out here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/562
posted by octojon at 4:35 PM on April 12, 2009


Just like The Michael The said...
posted by octojon at 4:36 PM on April 12, 2009


I live in Georgia and in a heavily forested area and these are pretty common around my house in the spring. they are indeed Luna Moths; for a bit of additional trivia they are a type of wild silk moth.
posted by TedW at 5:35 PM on April 12, 2009


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