Actias neidhoeferi

2020-09

Actias neidhoeferi

© 施禮正

© 施禮正

Text|Snow RamConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

This enigmatically elegant moth is a member of Actias(Luna Moth)genus. It can only be found in Taiwan's mountainous areas above 2,000 meters where the Taiwan Fir and Taiwan Spruce grow. These plants are the only thing the moth's caterpillar eats. The adult moth has a very short life span after emerging from its cocoon, so if you have the chance to see one, consider yourself lucky for you have blessed by the Luna Goddess.

Actias neidhoeferi 
Binomial name:Actias neidhoeferi Ong & Yu