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Two moths…
Hi!
Great site! My parents and I found a couple of interesting moths. I was hoping you could identify them for us. (Both were seen in Massachusetts…) My moth was about 1.5 – 2 inches long, top to tip. The body was fuzzy and BRIGHT ORANGE. Not very good for hiding in New England woodlands, I’m afraid… (Especially not on the side of a red house!) My parents’ was about twice that size. The body was also fuzzy, but more of a beige… Sorry for the blurry pic, but he was camera-shy… Regards / Met vriendelijke groet / Mit freundlichen Grüssen,
Amanda Ellsworth

Hi Amanda,
Your moth is the Virginia Oakworm, Anisota virginiensis, or a closely related species in the same genus. Your parents photographed a Polyphemus Moth. Both are Giant Silk Moths or Saturnid Moths.

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