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Fall Cankerworm (female)

Alsophila pometaria




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Fall Cankerworm (female)
Alsophila pometaria Wingless insect - Alsophila pometaria - BugGuide.Net


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5 Comments

ursulav
ursulav 5 years ago

Just found some of these on my door recently--wingless moths! Who knew?

SarahBryan
SarahBryan 5 years ago

Makes sense! We've had enormous cankerworm outbreaks in the early spring in recent years, but I'd never seen the adults in action. Thanks!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Wonderful! Yes, a wingless moth. Operophtera bruceata females are also similar.

SarahBryan
SarahBryan 5 years ago

It's laid about 100 eggs so far. About a third of an inch long. A wingless moth?

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

It seems it is laying eggs. Do you know the size?

SarahBryan
Spotted by
SarahBryan

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 36.02, Long: -78.92

Spotted on Jan 3, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2014

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