Tent caterpillars, like the luna, lack a mouth; they eat and drink only in the caterpillar phase. After hatching from the cocoon, their sole purpose in life is to mate and produce eggs before they die.
Photo: Photograph by Jim des Rivieres
Luna Moth (Actias luna, male) - Crosby, Ontario - June 7, 2004
The eerie luna moth belongs to the giant silk moth family. With a 4- to 5-inch wingspan, it is one of the biggest and most celebrated moths in North America.