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#1 BruceC

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Hi,

I just found this lovely creature sitting on the siding of my front door. The location is Spring Valley, NY. I've never seen anything like this around here before.

Thanks,
Bruce
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#2 Fred H.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

This is the Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva punctella ) It is a ermine moth , menber of the yponomeutidae family. As A catapillar they feed on ailantus and paridise trees , thus the name. New York is part of their normal range.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

This is the Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva punctella ) It is a ermine moth , menber of the yponomeutidae family. As A catapillar they feed on ailantus and paridise trees , thus the name. New York is part of their normal range.

Fred


Thanks, Fred. Well you have the photos now... I see a new realistic in the making :>).

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

Thank you for posting that. I've seen a few of those here in NC. I pulled up the Wikipedia entry for more information:
http://en.wikipedia....lanthus_webworm