Mating Oakworm Moths

Mating Moths
I’ve attached a photo of two moths who were mating at high noon in the middle of the street last summer. I live in Gainesville, Florida, and haven’t been able to identify them. Would you be able to help me ID them, and determine which is the male and female? P.S. I think this would make a nice addition to your Bug Love gallery. Thanks,

Hi Krista,
These are Oakworm Moths in the genus Anisota. There are several species that closely resemble one another, and we don’t feel comfortable trying to identify the exact species. The smaller moth is the male.

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