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Ailanthus Webworm Moth - Atteva aurea TL: ~15 mm long. Orange forewings are boldly patterned with wide black-edged bands of pale yellow spots.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area Ailanthus webworm,Atteva aurea,Geotagged,Moth,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ailanthus Webworm Moth - Atteva aurea

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

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a rural area

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  1. Perfect! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! Posted one month ago
  2. Nice, such an attractive one! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, on the moth's behalf ;) Posted one month ago
  3. So beautiful! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Marta :) Posted one month 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 Aug 6, 2019. Captured Aug 5, 2019 22:37 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm