Strange insect

Asked July 8, 2019, 5:00 AM EDT

Do you know what this is? Just saw it in my garden and don’t know if it is good or bad.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

This is a beautiful luna moth. They are a native insect in Maryland (they're good!). https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=345

Here is a nice article with more information about them.
http://bugoftheweek.com/blog/2019/5/6/be-on-the-lookout-for-lunas-luna-moths-actias-luna

Christa