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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 Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 17, 2019. Captured Aug 17, 2015 12:34 in 685-A National Pike West, Brownsville, PA 15417, Brownsville, PA 15417, United States.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm