Moth Monday: Ailanthus Webworm

Here’s one from the vaults. I found these in August, 2007, when these tent caterpillars were all over Jamaica Bay. However they weren’t ID’d until recently. This is the caterpillar of the Ailanthus Webworm Moth – Hodges 2401, Atteva punctella. In this case the moth is a lot prettier than the caterpillar:


Tent caterpillars on leaves

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