Monarch back - Phil's Rambling Rants — LiveJournal
I haven't seen a cecropia in years, and I've never seen a luna, though they're supposed to be around.
With all the deciduous forest you have down there, I am sure you must have giant silks down there. I think luna moths are not that fond of urban areas, so I would reckon you'd have a few of them out where you are. The last cecropia I saw was sitting on the sid eof my parents' house, and it wasn't long before a grackle caught site of it and that was pretty much game over. I once found a luna moth on the road when I was living in Kenora. It was a cool day, and it was pretty sluggish. So, I wore it like a broach until it warmed up and flew off.
I think lunas are very rare here; cecropias are a bit commoner. I don't know how to look for them, which probably doesn't help.
I think like most other moths if you are out at night and find a strong light source, they can't resist flying circles around it. I found a rather large flock of them, lunas and cecropias, that way sround Sprague, Manitoba once.