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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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/115991/forest_tent_caterpillar_moth_malacosoma_disstria.html Forest tent caterpillar moth,Geotagged,Malacosoma disstria,Spring,United States

    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 year 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 year ago
      1. Glad you didn't react, but you must be feeling frustrated! Posted one year ago
  2. Adorable Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you! I thought so too! Posted one year ago
  3. Pet potential. Posted one year ago
    1. It was adorable. It kept vibrating its wings and scooting around on my hand. Posted one year 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