big brownish-reddish moth
April 9, 2010
HELP! I have 15 of these big, ugly brownish-reddish colored moth looking flying insects swarming my front porch!! Three of them are dead, which makes me happy. They’re fuzzy. I’m not very good with adjectives! I can’t even leave my house right now!!!! Please, please PLEASE help me!!!!
with a pen?
Dear with a pen?
With a keyboard might be more appropriate since this is an electronic communication, and there is no ink. This is an Oakworm Moth in the genus Anisota. BugGuide lists at least three species that range in Louisiana.
We got the following response, which saddened us to the point we could not even respond any further. The intolerance and arrogance some people feel toward the natural world positively appalls us.
Ahhh, but you can not sign something on a computer, so why ask? =) Maybe it should have said “What name would you like to be called?” =) And to prove that I am, in fact, a human, it asked what color is grass. I typed brown because I haven’t seen green grass in quite awhile. Thank you very much for answering my question! Do they normally swarm like that? That was INSANE! 3 of the stupid things died after flying into the windows enough times. The rest took ant and roach killer and a big foot. Now we need a pressure washer to get the yellow guts off of the concrete. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU so much for answering my question! I wasn’t sure y’all would answer since it wasn’t any sort of exotic bug =) -Jennifer