I have been finding numerous Luna moths NE of Fort McMurray in Saskatchewan this year
Paul knaga (2013-06-18)
We have seen >2 Luna Moths 1 hour north of Fort McMurray this year (2013).
Eugene Manchak (2014-04-11)
About 15 years ago I was picking hazelnuts on the northeast shore of Wizard Lake, Alberta, namely Jubilee park. This is a lake just 40 km. SW of Edmonton.
I encountered a lime green luna moth larvae on the bottomside of a hazelnut leaf. I am certain it was a luna moth larvae because I handled it for a moment. I then talked to a entomologist to confirm what I had seen.
I just thought I would share this info, even if it is 15 years later. My sighting would have been 13 years earlier than the confirmed lunas in 2012. The hazelnuts are still there so the luna moths might still be too. Didn't realize they aren't that common in Albeta.
Kim Martineau (2014-08-24)
We have found a luna moth larva today in Sherwood Park Alberta.
Mandy McIntyre (2016-08-14)
I was out bike riding with my son today (Aug. 12, 2016) and we decovered a very large bright green caterpillar, that was dead on the sidewalk not far from our home in Edmonton, Alberta. under some large elm trees. I was shocked to see a caterpillar of that size around here. It looked like something from the rain forest. I picked it up in a plastic bag and brought it home to show my husband. Upon returning to our house, I took the dead bug outta of the bag and set it on a rock in the back yard. When my husband returned home, I explained what we found and took him to see it outside. The caterpillar was gone. I'm guessing it must have been taken by a bird because it was too big for anything else to carry away. I went onto the Internet and googled the caterpillar. I am 100% positive that this was infact a Luna moth caterpillar.
Jo-Lane Birkigt (2016-08-26)
We just came across a luna caterpillar, just east of Sherwood Park. August 26/2015
Liane K (2016-08-29)
I just found a luna moth caterpillar in south Edmonton while playing at a busy neighborhood park with my kid today. I took some pictures and moved him to a less busy location but there isn't much for trees there at all. Poor guy, hope he does okay. Now that i read a little bit about them i wish i would have moved him somewhere smarter
gerry uitvlugt (2016-08-31)
I found 2 luna larvae under our birch tree after a large wind storm. Only one was alive. Kept it for observation by grandchildren because of its immense size. North Shore of wabamun lake August 30 2016.
B Thacker (2017-06-16)
We have just found one in Fort.Chipewyan Alberta! -(June 16, 2017)-
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