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.
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.