Insect and Bug ID forum: Help with ID, please?

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 8, 2015 4:19 PM CST
Any opinions on what this one is?

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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 8, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva aurea:

http://www.carolinanature.com/...
http://www.marylandbiodiversit...
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 8, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Thank you, Sue. Smiling

Interesting critter. Didn't find any clear information, but it looks as if it is relatively benign?
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 8, 2015 6:13 PM CST
According to this Bugguide page:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
"Adults take nectar of flowers in old-field habitats. Larvae feed on leaves of Ailanthus and paradise trees and other deciduous trees and shrubs."

There's a bit more info here:
http://www.gbif.org/species/18...
says "Atteva aurea can be a minor pest in nurseries, although it rarely does serious damage."
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 8, 2015 6:14 PM CST
I should just enjoy a pretty and unusual moth, then. Smiling

Thank you.
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HamiltonSquare
May 8, 2015 7:26 PM CST
I enjoyed it with you. Nice photo. Not often do we get to see this angle. Very beautiful. Thank you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 8, 2015 7:50 PM CST
It was staring in at me through the storm door--had to do something, right? Big Grin
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Name: Kyla
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kylaluaz
May 21, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Beautiful! I was able to photograph one of those last year. The tree the webworm feeds on, the Ailanthus, is considered a pest around here though.

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