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Anisota virginiensis?  Birthing Mother taken in Alpharetta, GA - 5/14/14 - Anisota virginiensis - male - female

Anisota virginiensis? Birthing Mother taken in Alpharetta, GA - 5/14/14 - Anisota virginiensis - Male Female
Alpharetta, North Fulton County, Georgia, USA
May 14, 2014
Initially I thought it was two moths mating but then I could see the mother using her muscles to push the baby out of her. I assisted slightly in the process and the baby flew away once free.

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Anisota virginiensis (Pink-striped Oakworm - 7723)
Moved from ID Request.

Adds May to the guide.

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???
Was this a mating or a birth?

 
Moths lay eggs...
...which hatch into caterpillars. They don't give birth to adult moths.

This would be mating behavior.

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