Posted by: Mark | July 29, 2015

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

2015-07-29 17.52.20

At first I thought this was some sort of beetle but it turned out to be an unusual moth–the ailanthus webworm.

This is a fairly uncommon insect and usually flies by day. It was not moving when I found it. I imagine it was resting but it picked a spot heavy with spiders.

Maybe that’s why it’s uncommon.

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