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Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 19, 2016 3:01 pm
Dear bugman,
I saw this bug at home yesterday for the first time ever, and I have no idea what it is. I hope you can help me identify it! I’m in Argentina and fall is just starting here. It’s been very humid and rainy for the past couple of weeks.
Signature: Mercedes

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dear Mercedes,
This sure looks like a North American Ailanthus Webworm Moth,
Atteva aurea, to us.  Based on this Zoo Keys article, we believe your species is Atteva pustulella.  According to Eco Registros, the latter species is found in Argentina.

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Subject: Whats this bug?
Location: Northeast PA
November 18, 2015 8:38 am
I am near the Wilkes Barre area in Northeast Pennsylvania today is November 18th 2015 and saw this bug on a metal electrical box outside of my home.
Signature: Ken Urian

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dear Ken,
This is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth,
Atteva aurea, a native Ermine Moth whose caterpillars have adapted to eating the leaves of the noxious weed Trees of Heaven, but alas, the moths are unable to control the spread of the tree that is invasive and difficult to eradicate.

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Subject: What is this
Location: Northern ct
August 24, 2015 7:31 pm
Found in derby ct , just curious , newbie to the bug world.
Signature: Andre

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dear Andre,
In the past two weeks, we have identified numerous Ailanthus Webworm Moths, but because of time restrictions, we have not published those submissions.  Your images are quite nice, and since you are a newbie to our site, we decided to post your request in the hope it will help others to identify this lovely Ermine Moth.

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Subject: orange, black and white bug ID
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
August 15, 2015 2:42 pm
Hi –
This pretty bug has been sitting on the same rattlesnake master bloom for a couple of days. It is located in a new pollinator plant garden in a riparian buffer area of a park in Harrisonburg, VA. Photo was taken on August 14, 2015. Thanks for your help!
Signature: Adrie

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dear Adrie,
This is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth.

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Subject: Beautiful Bug On Wind Chimes
Location: Danville, Kentucky
June 26, 2015 6:12 am
Please help us identify this beauty we found on our wind chimes in Danville, KY (USA) on June 25, 2015. Thank you.
Signature: Natalie

Ailanthus Webworm

Ailanthus Webworm

Dear Natalie,
This lovely moth with its intricately patterned wings is an Ailanthus Webworm.

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Subject: A bug with a mosaic back
Location: Northwest
May 11, 2015 4:03 am
This was an interesting bug I found last night in my bedroom I live in Indiana and it is in its 80s right now and very humid.
Signature: Savannah

Ailanthus Webworm

Ailanthus Webworm

Dear Savannah,
This pretty little moth is an Ailanthus Webworm.  The caterpillars of this native species have adapted to feeding on the leaves of the invasive, introduced Tree of Heaven,
Ailanthus altissima.

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