Subject: Whats this bug?
Location: Northeast PA
November 18, 2015 8:38 am
I am near the Wilkes Barre area in Northeast Pennsylvania today is November 18th 2015 and saw this bug on a metal electrical box outside of my home.
Signature: Ken Urian

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dear Ken,
This is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth,
Atteva aurea, a native Ermine Moth whose caterpillars have adapted to eating the leaves of the noxious weed Trees of Heaven, but alas, the moths are unable to control the spread of the tree that is invasive and difficult to eradicate.

Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

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