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Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea) Two small orange, black, and white ermine moths.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
Meadowy clearing at the edge of dense mixed hardwood forest. Resting on Hoary Mountain Mint.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
Meadowy clearing at the edge of dense mixed hardwood forest. Resting on Hoary Mountain Mint.<br />
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Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea)

Two small orange, black, and white ermine moths.

Habitat:
Meadowy clearing at the edge of dense mixed hardwood forest. Resting on Hoary Mountain Mint.

Ailanthus Webworm Moths (Atteva aurea) Two small orange, black, and white ermine moths.<br />
<br />
Habitat:<br />
Meadowy clearing at the edge of dense mixed hardwood forest. Resting on Hoary Mountain Mint.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/60107/ailanthus_webworm_moth_atteva_aurea.html Ailanthus webworm,Atteva aurea,Geotagged,Summer,United States

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  1. Nice! Every single one counts. Posted 4 days ago
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The ailanthus webworm is an ermine moth now found commonly in the United States. It was formerly known under the scientific name ''Atteva punctella'' . This small, very colorful moth resembles a true bug or beetle when not in flight, but in flight it resembles a wasp.

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

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Uploaded May 17, 2018. Captured Aug 27, 2017 10:17 in 169 Hopewell Church Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm