luna moth(redirected from luna moths)
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A large pale-green North American saturniid moth (Actias luna) with hind wings that have elongated tips.
[New Latin lūna, species name, from Latin, moon; see lunar.]
(Animals) a large American saturniid moth, Tropaea (or Actias) luna, having light green wings with a yellow crescent-shaped marking on each forewing
[C19: so named from the markings on its wings]
a pale green saturniid moth, Actias luna, with crescent spots and long tails on the hind wings.