Moon Moth in Frame (Actias maenas)
The Malaysian moon moth (Actias maenas) is a Saturniid in the subfamily Saturniinae from Indomalaya. The male is purplish-brown and yellow, while the larger female is overall light green.
The female lays from 120-170 eggs, and after hatching the larvae feed on Eugenia and Weinmannia leaves for approximately two months before pupating. The cocoon has numerous holes to keep the pupa from drowning in the daily rains of its natural habitat. The adult moth cannot feed and only lives for 4 to 5 days.
Actias maenas has a wingspan of 130mm with trailing tails up to 150mm long.
Species: Actias maenas
Frame: 7” x 9” with Glass
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|Dimensions||18.5 x 18.5 x 3.5 cm|