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Pink-striped Oakworm Moth

Anisota virginiensis


Pink-striped oakworm moth Family: Saturniidae Subfamily: Ceratocampinae Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 2 5/8 inches (4.2 - 6.6 cm). Male: Adult males have pronounced hyaline (translucent) area on forewing.


Oak woodlands: Lays eggs on various oak species and caterpillars. Also found in suburbs where oaks line the streets.


This moth was photographed where I used to live in west central Florida. It was found under a live oak tree, of which there were many in my yard.

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Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 10 years ago

stunning moth!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

What a spectacular way to enter Project Noah! Thanks for sharing and Welcome to Project Noah!

Atul 10 years ago

Beautiful !

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome 1st spotting Donna! Welcome!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 10 years ago

Beautiful series!

Wow,great capture Donna,beautiful moth,congrats,thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah :-)
I hope you like the site us much we do,there are many features you can explore,first you should read the where you have all the "rules" of Project Noah :-)
You have also a blog where we post articles from our best specialists in the diferents areas and also storys of wildlife "adventures" from our most knowened users.
There are also the chats for elp in the id process and to comment your's and other's spottings.
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Enjoy your self,see you arround :-)

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Brandon, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2009
Submitted on Feb 12, 2013

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