Subject:  mystery bug
Geographic location of the bug:  coastal Connecticut, USA
Date: 09/19/2021
Time: 09:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please help me identify this beautiful winged insect. It was resting on the wall of a beach locker room in Riverside, CT in August.
How you want your letter signed:  Gideon

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dear Gideon,
This pretty Ermine Moth is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth, a native species whose caterpillars have adapted to feeding on the leaves of the invasive Tree of Heaven.

Location: Riverside, Connecticut

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