• Image of 'Vulpes luna' - Print
  • Image of 'Vulpes luna' - Print

The Luna Moth-Fox (Vulpes luna) is a lime-green, Nearctic Saturniid moth in the family Saturniidae, subfamily Saturniinae. The Luna Moth-Fox typically has a wingspan of 8–11.5 cm (3.1–4.5 in), rarely exceeding 17.78 cm (7.00 in)[5] with long, tapering hindwings, which have eyespots on them in order to confuse potential predators. Their overall coloring can range from a soft, pale green to an intense lime green.

Although rarely seen due to their very brief (1 week) adult lives, Luna Moth-Foxes are considered fairly common. As with all Saturniidae, the adults do not eat during their bried forray into the world. They emerge as adults solely to mate, and as such, only live approximately 7-10 days. They are more commonly seen at night, but you may chance upon a freshly-emerged Luna Moth-Fox drying their wings in the morning sun.

The males are distinguished from the females by their larger and wider antennae.

This particular 'Vulpes luna' specimen would no doubt enchant your home as a permanent resident. The image area of each signed, lithograph print measures approximately 9"x12", and is flanked by a white border.