This Luna Moth is the first one I’ve seen. Although they’re found throughout the east, I’d hadn’t been lucky enough to catch one at the locations I’d mothed last spring. They are pretty unmistakable moths, with their beautiful long tails and soft green colour. One of the things that really struck me about the adult I caught was the large, feathery antennae. Its caterpillars are generalists, feeding on alder, beech, cherries, hazelnut, hickories, pecan, sweet gum, and willows (surely there has to be at least one of those in your area…). In the north here they fly from May to July, but in the south they can have as many as three broods and are seen for most of the year, March through September.