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One day in June (in North Carolina), this moth got trapped inside our tent and later we were swarmed by others trying to get to it. Can you tell us what it is? Thanks!
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Moths in the genus Anisota are known as Spiny Oakworm Moths. Both males and females are reported to release pheromones and frenzied mating orgies follow. Guess you witnessed one. BugGuide is attempting to sort out the genus.

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