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Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria) At porch lights at a mixed forest edge.<br />
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Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria)

At porch lights at a mixed forest edge.

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria) At porch lights at a mixed forest edge.<br />
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    comments (7)

  1. Is this your hand?! I hope you didn't get a reaction afterwards...moth wings and scales are high in chitin! Posted one month ago
    1. I did not react, thank goodness. It didn't even itch after handling them. So I don't know what I reacted to on Sunday. Maybe something in the Russula? Maybe a compound only in cicadas? I don't know! Posted one month ago
      1. Glad you didn't react, but you must be feeling frustrated! Posted one month ago
  2. Adorable Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you! I thought so too! Posted one month ago
  3. Pet potential. Posted one month ago
    1. It was adorable. It kept vibrating its wings and scooting around on my hand. Posted one month ago

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The forest tent caterpillar moth is a North American moth found throughout the United States and Canada, especially in the eastern regions.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jun 1, 2021. Captured Jun 1, 2021 06:15 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm