Yellowstriped Oakworm Moth

The adult female is reddish-orange in color, and about 3/4 to 1 inch (18 to 25 mm) in length. The forewing has a small white spot, a dark line, and numerous dark speckles. The hind wings are pale, and have an indistinct line.

 

Yellow-striped Oakworm

Yellow-striped Oakworm (Female – Anisota Peigleri Riotte)

 

Anisota peigleri Riotte male moths are smaller than females, the body ranging from 15 to 20 mm in length. The forewings are dark reddish-brown with a small white spot and a larger whitish/translucent patch. The hindwings are mostly reddish brown. Males have plumose (featherlike) antennae that they use to locate females by tracking the pheromones females release during their “calling.” View the yellowstriped oakworm here!

Yellow-striped Oakworm

Yellow-striped Oakworm (Male – Anisota Peigleri Riotte)

 

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