What’s this beautiful bug?? Found in Chicago
Location:  Chicago, IL
September 6, 2010 2:04 pm
We found this beautiful bug on a fence in Chicago on September 5, 2010. We searched the site but couldn’t find it. Any idea what it is?
Signature:  Brian from Chicago

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Hi Brian,
It seems every day we get at least one request to identify the Ailanthus Webworm Moth,
Atteva punctella, and we probably should have made it the Bug of the Month for September.  Your photo is quite detailed and we are going to post it in the feature section of postings that scroll across the top of our webpage in the hopes that new visitors will be able to self identify if that is the subject of their query.

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