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Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Atteva aurea


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


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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Beautiful shots, Sharon

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


SharonW446 8 years ago

Thank you, David!

DavidMroczkowski 8 years ago

Great macro shots.

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Springfield, Michigan, USA

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

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