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Ailanthus webworm moth

Atteva aurea


This moth was given a common name based on a larval host tree that it uses, the tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima). This tree was introduced to the US from China and is considered an invasive species


Eve under my porch overhang in a residential neighborhood


I usually see these moths on flowers in nature reserves, so it was a surprise to see one resting on my house.

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2019
Submitted on Jul 27, 2019

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