Actias


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Noun1.Actias - luna mothsActias - luna moths        
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Saturniidae, Saturniidae - important and widely distributed family of moths including some of the largest insects known
Actias luna, luna moth - large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing
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In lab experiments, big brown bats struck at the tails of luna moths (Actias luna) instead of other body parts 55 percent of the time.
For "Actias Luna," one work on display, artist Joseph Scheer scanned a moth with a high-resolution scanner.
The large silkworm moths are never very plentiful and the lovely chartreuse luna moth (Actias luna), is an officially endangered species.