Here’s the luna moth!

Did you spot the luna moth in Mark Sturtevant’s photo? Here’s the original picture again (click all photos to enlarge):

And the reveal. Mark notes, “There she is! I have also included a second picture that provides a closeup.”


  1. Liz
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful. I loved this one.

  2. Debbie Coplan
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t find it, but what an elegant moth sitting among those leaves.

  3. Christopher
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I fail at the real life Spot The Luna Moth too. If it weren’t for porch lights, I’d never see one.

  4. Kyrk John
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 12:38 pm | Permalink


  5. GBJames
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Hmm… scale/focus is an issue on challenges like this one. I might have had a chance if the resolution in the “find the…” image was as good as the on in the final reveal, above!

    This one defeated me.

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted June 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      The reveal picture is just enlarged, and you will easily see pixels if enlarged a bit more. The 2nd picture is taken up close. I also removed some tree parts so the moth was not obscured.

      • Posted June 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

        How in the world did you even see it when you took the photo? That is some A-grade camo right there.

        • Mark Sturtevant
          Posted June 14, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

          I put the moth in the tree, carefully choosing where it would best blend in. But actually I did have some moments of alarm when I looked down to check the camera, and looking up I could not see the moth right away. Did she fly away?

      • GBJames
        Posted June 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

        I meant “the 2nd picture” (the 3rd picture?) by “the reveal”.

  6. Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    That is quite leaf-like.

  7. Diane G
    Posted June 15, 2018 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Wow, I started at the lower right corner and that was my very first candidate! Wish I’d stuck with it, but my brain was telling me there was so much more picture to go…

    Great fun, Mark, and beautiful butterfly. Loved the emergence story.

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