2022 AMI Online Salon

The Pupal Stage of Luna Moth Life Cycle

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Anna Mai
  • Client: David Rini
  • Copyright:  Anna Mai, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Poster
  • Primary Audience: Undergraduate students and lay audience with interests in life sciences

Project Description

The intended purpose is to highlight the pupal stage of the luna moth’s life cycle. It is intended to be a part of a larger series illustrating the different stages of its life cycle. The story starts from the luna moth’s late larval stage to when it becomes a pupa in its self-spun cocoon. The main image reveals the content of a luna moth cocoon; important features inside the cocoon are also labeled.Target audience is undergraduate students or lay audience with interests in life sciences. The illustration is designed for the standard way of reading from left to right. Each element is carefully placed and designed for easy visual flow. To ensure legibility, a clean, sans serif font was chosen with high contrast. Preserved specimens were collected and observed to ensure morphological accuracy. Supporting elements such as the sweet gum tree branch on the top right corner convey information about the luna moth’s diet. Background elements also suggest that pupa cocoons are often found on the floor among leaf litters.