Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1166646

Spiny oakworm moth
Anisota stigma

Observation date: June 30, 2018
Submitted by: Lydia Wong
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was on a youth group camping trip at Pinery Provincial Park and found this fellow in the sand beneath an oak tree. The wings looked extremely underdeveloped but it was extremely agitated and was fluttering around rapidly (although it wasn't able to take flight). It was very capable of crawling however, and eventually crawled very far back up the oak.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: December 05, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario