This time, we have a Pink-striped
Oakworm moth, or Anisota virgiensis. It is a medium to small silkmoth, with a wingspan of 3.3-5 centimeters. Its
name, oakworm, comes from the larva, which feeds on oaks, especially red oak.
The Pink-striped Oakworm can
be found from eastern Texas eastward in the United States, and north to Canada. Population explosions have been known to occur
in the northwestern portion of its range.
This one came to the mercury
vapor light at Ben's house in August of 2005.