Atteva aurea

Ailanthus Webworm Moth


Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Atteva aurea, Ermine Moth family

 

Family: Attevidae

Subfamily: Attevinae

Length: 10 - 16 mm

 

Larvae of Atteva aurea feed on Ailanthus altissima, tree of heaven. They have also been recorded feeding on other deciduous trees (Leckie and Beadle 2018).

Photo data (top photo): 16 August 2010. Big Ugly Wildlife Management Area, Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Photo data (middle photo): 30 October 2006. At lights. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

Photo data (bottom photo): 9 September 2006. At lights. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

A congener from Costa Rica is also pictured on this site: Atteva zebra.

Atteva aurea, Ailanthus Webworm photo
Head of Atteva aurea, the Ailanthus Webworm moth