by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Back to Jeff's Moths Page | Jeff's Nature PagesWidespread and common in NC, this day-flying moth is often mistaken for a beetle due its colorful nature and habit of visiting flowers. It's named for its primary caterpillar food plant, Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), in which the caterpillars live communally in tents/webs.
|Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva punctella)|
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
17 Oct 2007
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