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Luna Moth

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Luna Moth    Big, beautiful luna moths are a classroom and family favorite.
Watch a velvety, green luna moth emerge from its cocoon in just 2 - 4 weeks. Observe, draw, record, learn and enjoy its remarkable beauty. Then release it outside for everyone in your community to enjoy!
  • One luna moth cocoon
  • More moth information and activities available for download FREE on this website.
When cocoon arrives, unpack and submerge it in water for 60 seconds before setting down in the insect house. Place a twig or small branch in the house to give moth somewhere to hang once it emerges. Spritz cocoon lightly with water every other day until you see your moth. The luna moth's wingspan will be 2” to 4” wide! Keep your moth in the insect house for up to 2 days, then release in a dark or shady spot outside.
Availability: Can be shipped from March until June, while supplies last. Cannot be shipped to AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY.  
For instructions on how to care for your luna moth, view or download:
Get ready to learn more about your moth!
How does a luna moth get from an egg to an adult flying insect? Read about the different stages of a luna moth’s growth. Then students can color, cut and create their own version of the life cycle.
Did you know that an adult luna moth has no mouth? It’s true! Odd, interesting and humorous facts about luna moths, plus a quiz sheet for testing your new knowledge.
Students build scientific skills by looking closely at their newly emerged moth and recording observations.
Do you know the difference between moths and butterflies? This worksheet and key will give you the right answers.
Have a little fun with your moth knowledge!
A beautiful luna moth stands with its wings open wide. A sheet just for coloring fun.
Get ready for a challenge... Here's a word search that will keep you looking for words related to the luna moth.