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White Flannel Moth

Norape ovina


Wings and body pure, gleaming white, separated from other all-white moths by wing shape and stout, hairy body. Male antennae orangish. Wingspan 2.7-3.3 cm. Food plants are hackberry and redbud. April - May; July - Sept. Range Wash. D.C. to Florida, west to se. Mo. and La. Rare northward; Common in Florida


woodland, edge of woods. I live in rich, mesic forest with lots of redbuds on my property.


The larvae of this moth have stinging spines.

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DianePlatcoBrooks 6 years ago

Thank you jeslowery. I submitted it to your new mission.

jeslowery 6 years ago

Awesome photo! This would be great in our new mission =

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Adi

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Lovely picture Diane! Superb!

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thanks Carol ! How many do we have now?

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Keep up the great work! With all your moths we can reach 1,000 by the end of the week I am sure!! Diane, you are getting magnificent moths in your area.

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you RiekoS, Leuba and Jemma !

Hema 8 years ago

nice one......

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Your shots accentuate this moth's best features, Diane -really lovely !

RiekoS 8 years ago

I like it.

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Tiz and Telse

Tiz 8 years ago

Fluffy and fantastic! Nice information and photographs as well :)
Thank you Diane

Telse 8 years ago

So Kewl!

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Spotted on Jul 22, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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