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Pink-Striped Oakworm Moth

Anisota virginiensis

Description:

Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Ceratocampinae. (Royal Silkworm Moths). Total length: 35 mm. Wingspan: 63 mm. Female. Common moth that comes to light readily. Russet/ Purple FW has a pink outer margin beyond PM line. White spot on each wings. Dense, hairy orange body. Adults do not feed. Hosts: Red oak.

Habitat:

Deciduous woodlands

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1 Comment

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Wow! What a beauty Carol.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 5, 2013
Submitted on Jul 6, 2013

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