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Pink Striped Oakworm Moth

Anisota virginiensis

Description:

The female's wings are purplish red with ochre-yellow. They have thin scales and are almost transparent. The male's wings are purplish brown with a large transparent space in the middle.[2] The female is larger than the male. The wing span is 4.2 to 6.6 centimeters.

Habitat:

Deciduous woodlands and suburbs. This female was spotted with a few of her eggs in an open field on a blade of grass.

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1 Comment

dominique.eghlidi
dominique.eghlidi 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

marylou.wildlife
Spotted by
marylou.wildlife

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jul 3, 2015
Submitted on Jul 18, 2015

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