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 native insect or spider id beneficial insects and pollinators

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