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RTPI – Meet Your Neighbours: Luna Moth

The spectacular Luna moth is one of the largest moth species in our area. It has a brief flight period during early summer and is very much attracted to light – which is why these beautiful animals are usually seen when they cling to window screens or the siding of your house near a porch light. Interestingly, adults have no functional mouth parts; they don’t eat and only live a few days.


The ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ global biodiversity project is a worldwide photographic initiative dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps (wherever on the planet this doorstep happens to be) – and enriching their lives in the process. The animals and plants found in our immediate vicinity are vital to people: they represent the first, and for some, the only contact with wild nature we have.