Subject: mystery bug
Geographic location of the bug: coastal Connecticut, USA
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
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.