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Subject:  Beautiful Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Seminole Florida
Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 01:45 PM EDT
Hi Bugman  I saw this Beautiful Moth   and don’t know what kind it is. Would you Please identify this Beautiful Moth for me. Thanks Very Much!  and Have a Great Day! Brent Hansen
How you want your letter signed:  Brent Hansen

Eyed Tiger Moth

Dear Brent,
This beautiful moth,
Hypercompe scribonia, has two common names that reference to giant cats.  Though Giant Leopard Moth is the more commonly used name, we prefer Eyed Tiger Moth as it is an additional reference to the tribe to which it belongs, Arctiini, the Tiger Moths.

Thanks Again Very Much Daniel! Appreciate your help again. Was having trouble uploading images I have several more I will try to send again. Thanks Again!

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Subject:  Who’s nest is that
Geographic location of the bug:  UK, Houghton Regis
Date: 11/11/2017
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Found this nest in my garden and wonder who’s it can be
How you want your letter signed:  Delfina

Vapourer Eggs

Dear Delfina,
These are the eggs of The Vapourer,
Orgyia antiqua, a species we found on Nature Spot where it states:  “The female lays her eggs on what remains of the pupal cocoon, which then overwinter. When hatched, the very hairy caterpillars feed on a range of deciduous trees and shrubs.”

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Subject:  Is this a chickweed moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  Palm Bay, Florida
Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 05:41 PM EDT
I’ve seen a few of these in the weeds around my house. The pictures of chickweed moths I’ve seen are mostly yellow with a bit of pink. These guys are mostly pink with a bit of yellow.  Are they some kind of geometer?
Peace from Florida!
How you want your letter signed:  Bill

Coffee-Loving Pyrausta Moth

Dear Bill,
We believe we have correctly identified this pretty little pink and orange moth as a Coffee-Loving Pyrausta Moth,
Pyrausta tyralis, thanks to The Moth Photographers Group.  According to BugGuide:  “Munroe lists the larval host as the wild coffee Seminole balsamo (Psychotria nervosa, Rubiaceae), which is limited to Florida. HOSTS database also lists purplestem beggarticks (Bidens connata pinnata, Asteraceae), and species of Dahlia (Asteraceae).”  The flower upon which your individual is feeding appears to be a Beggar’s Tick, based on the image posted to Emily Compost.

Daniel,
Thanks for that great information.

Peace,

Bill

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Subject:  Moth id
Geographic location of the bug:  Monkton MD
Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 11:35 AM EDT
Hello,
I think this is a moth? It was found in early November on Hillside Sheffield Pink Chrysanthemum (although not native, it is a wonderful pollinator plant).
How you want your letter signed:  Sue Myers

Orange Collared Scape Moth

Dear Sue,
This is an Orange-Collared Scape Moth,
Cisseps fulvicollis, and according to BugGuide:  “Adults fly from May to October or first hard frost.” As an aside, there is also Flower Fly in the upper left corner of your image.  As a further aside, we were amused that in renaming your image for our archives, we discovered another Scape Moth submitted by a woman named Sue already existed in our archives.

Thank you so much! Wonderful information!
Sue Myers
Environmental Educator
Ladew Topiary Gardens

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Subject:  Is this bug some sort of wasp?
Geographic location of the bug:  Tampa, Florida
Date: 11/05/2017
Time: 06:09 PM EDT
Hello Bugman,
I spotted this very pretty and colorful little bug this afternoon.  She was only interested in my Marigolds.  Is she some sort of wasp?
Thanks in advance!
Michele
How you want your letter signed:  Michele Mistretta

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth

Dear Michele,
Though it resembles a Wasp, this is actually a Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth.  We have written in the past of how the Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth resembles a Tarantula Hawk, a large Spider Wasp that preys upon Tarantulas and Trapdoor Spiders, but there are no reported Tarantula Hawks with black bodies and red wings found in Florida.

Holy moly!  I never would have guessed!  Such a pretty bug!
As always, thanks so much!
Michele Mistretta
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Subject:  Insect id
Geographic location of the bug: Myerstown Pa
Date: 11/04/2017
Time: 03:42 PM EDT
Can you identify this insect for me?
How you want your letter signed:  John M

Ailanthus Webworm

Hi John,
This is an Ailanthus Webworm Moth.

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