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Oakworm moth - Anisota stigma - male

Oakworm moth - Anisota stigma - Male
Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
July 7, 2011


That one looke more like a male A. stigma than it does A. senatoria.

Ok, Ryan. I (a total amateur
Ok, Ryan. I (a total amateur) can hardly tell the difference between the senatoria and the stigma. I'm not devoted to it being one or the other... I mostly labeled it a senatoria because it showed up a day after the female senatoria on my deck.

I'm no expert...
I too have trouble differentiating the two species as adults, in fact just the other day I had to ask someone much more knowledgeable than I if an Anisota sp. I had found was in fact A. senatoria like I thought and not A. stigma.

But based on the shape of this one’s wings and the body/wing ratio I assume this one is a male, and male A. stigma look quite different than male A. senatoria (it's the females of the two species that I have trouble with). Your ID is close, indeed, but I just wanted to add my two cents based on my above observations.

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