Studio Sixty Six
Actias luna

Actias luna

Pigment ink photographic print on matte archival quality paper


1 - Unmounted - 10" x 15" / 25.4cm x 38.01cm image on 13" x 19" / 33.02cm x 48.26cm sheet - $200.00


2 - Large - Print 44" x 44” / 111.76cm x 111.76cm , Framed 45" x 45” / 114.3cm x 114.3cm, Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” / 2.54cm x 7.62cm birch frame, $2,500.00


Artist's Insight:

Common name: Luna moth (male), Latin Species name: Actias luna

Collected in Crosby, Ontario on June 7, 2004

The Luna Moth (Actias luna) is eastern North America’s most recognizable species. Its delicate green colour, semi-transparent wings with eyespots, and spectacular tails make it a favourite. Despite its striking shape and colour, it hides in plain sight during the day by hanging motionless from a leafy branch.

The Luna is a member of the silk moth family. They survive the winter as a pupa wrapped in a silk cocoon inside a dried leaf in the leaf litter.

Whereas most specimens have golden margins on the trailing edges of their wings, this specimen sports the less common red margins!

This moth has a wingspread of 101 mm.