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Subject: A type of polyphemus moth?
Location: Canton, GA
July 12, 2014 4:25 pm
Hi, can you help identify this moth. A small swarm came to my deck this afternoon, only one is still here. North Georgia, wooded area. There is also a large white spot on the lower wing (white spot, on the purple wing if opened).
Signature: Christine

Oakworm Moth

Oakworm Moth

Hi Christine,
This is an Oakworm Moth in the genus
Anisota, and it our opinion, it looks like the Pink Striped Oakworm Moth, Anisota virginiensis, that is pictured on BugGuide.  Oakworm Moths and the Polyphemus Moth are in the same family, Saturniidae.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Canton, Georgia

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