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Ailanthus webworm moth - Atteva aurea Approximately 15 mm long.  Orange forewings are boldly patterned with wide black-edged bands of pale yellow spots.<br />
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This moth was resting on a bush next to my deck, near my moth light. Ailanthus webworm,Atteva aurea,Geotagged,Summer,United States,moth,moth week 2018 Click/tap to enlarge

Ailanthus webworm moth - Atteva aurea

Approximately 15 mm long. Orange forewings are boldly patterned with wide black-edged bands of pale yellow spots.

This moth was resting on a bush next to my deck, near my moth light.

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  1. One of my favorite moths despite being pretty common! <3 Loving the iridescent scales (on the black part of the pattern)! Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. One of my faves too :) Posted 2 years 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 Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 23, 2018. Captured Jul 22, 2018 21:22 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm