Subject: Oak Eggar?
Geographic location of the bug: North Carolina
Time: 07:28 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman : This loving couple was found in Charlotte, NC. They look like oak eggar moths, but those live in the UK. Are they oak eggars or something else?
How you want your letter signed: Jeremy in Charlotte
The European Oak Eggar is in the family Lasiocampidae and according to UK Moths: “The Oak Eggar, despite its name, does not feed on Oak, but is so-called because the shape of its cocoon is acorn-like. ” You have an image of mating Pink Striped Oakworm Moths, Anisota virginiensis, which are pictured on BugGuide. If our archives are any indication, sightings of mating Pink Striped Oakworm Moths are not uncommon.