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Ailanthus webworm moth

Atteva aurea

Description:

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

Habitat:

Eve under my porch overhang in a residential neighborhood

Notes:

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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