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The animal on the cover of Palm webOS is a luna moth (Actias luna). Luna moths usually live in North American regions filled with black cherry, maple, hickory, willow, and other trees with leaves that can feed their young.

Upon hatching, luna moth caterpillars will wander aimlessly along the plants they were born upon and befriend other recently born caterpillars. But after passing through subsequent stages of larval development, the caterpillars’ gregarious temperaments change, and they become loners as they prepare for pupation.

Before spinning and entering their thin cocoons, luna moth caterpillars will expel excess water and other fluids from their bodies. Once cocooned, the caterpillars will pupate for approximately two weeks, after which they will emerge in daylight with wet, crumpled wings. Although their wings take only 20 minutes to dry, luna moths will wait until nighttime to fly, as they have also metamorphosed into entirely nocturnal creatures.


  

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