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The bug is black with orange and yellow spots. It flys although it looks too small to be a butterfly. Could it be a moth? Please see attached for more details.
Thank you
Katie

Hi Katie,
Holland’s Book of Moths does little more than identify your photo as a member of the genus Atteva, either Atteva aurea or Atteva gemmata. Both are small moths found in the South. Of the two, A aurea has the larger range, being distributed in the Gulf States southward and westward into Mexico and still further South. A. gemmata is found in the warmer parts of Florida. These moths are part of a small Family Yponomeutidae, known as Ermine Moths. The larvae of Atteva aurea feeds on ailanthus leaves.

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