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Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Atteva aurea

Description:

Ailanthus Webworm Moth is a brightly colored orange moth with black and white rosettes. Adults come out during the day to feed on flower nectar. Larvae feed on leaves of Ailanthus and other deciduous trees and shrubs. The Ailanthus tree is native to Asia. Found in my garden on an old daylily bloom

Habitat:

From Ontario and New York south to Florida, west to Nebraska and Texas, and south into Mexico. Adults found in fields and gardens. Larvae live in communal webs in trees and shrubs.

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4 Comments

Beautiful shots, Sharon

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wonderful!!

SharonW446
SharonW446 9 years ago

Thank you, David!

DavidMroczkowski
DavidMroczkowski 9 years ago

Great macro shots.

SharonW446
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SharonW446

Springfield, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2007
Submitted on Jul 26, 2012

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