Friday, April 16, 2010
Bug of The Month: Indian Moon Moth Actias selene
The Indian Moon Moth Actias selene is Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.
All Actias species are Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.
They are some of my favorite moths and I would love to see even one in person someday. You see in the category of entomology it's my dream to see/hold one of these or ANY of the Actias moths.
The Luna moth A. luna is also on my "Must have/see/hold before I die" list because as I said in terms of my dreams in the category of entomology I want to see one of these.
I don't care what species it is. But I want to see one. The Luna moth is one of my favorites since forever.
So enough with rambling and on with the info:
The Indian Moon Moth or Indian Luna Moth (Actias selene) is a species of moth. This species is popular among amateur entomologists and is often reared from eggs or cocoons that are available from commercial sources. They are also known to fly mainly at night.
This moth is quite widespread, found from India to Japan and then south into Nepal, Ceylon, Borneo, and other islands in eastern Asia. Many subspecies live in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Phillippines, Russia, China, Java, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Borneo.
This entry is dedicated to the lovely Selena. We love you.
And no this isn't a coincidence that moth's scientific name is Actias selene. There's a reason I sought this one out you know....^_~
Until next time folks! Enjoy!