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Pink-Striped Oakworm Moth

Anisota virginiensis


Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Ceratocampinae. Royal Silkworm Moth. Length: 20-35 mm. This female is large at 35 mm. Sexually dimorphic. Russet FW of female has a pink outer margin beyond PM line. Round white reniform spot. Abdomen and thorax is bright orange. Very fuzzy. Hosts: Red oak.


Woodlands, yards, wherever host tree is found.


Came to front porch light.

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Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.84, Long: -75.64

Spotted on Jul 8, 2014
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014

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