Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1224010

Orange-tipped oakworm moth
Anisota senatoria

Observation date: August 03, 2019
Date notes: Found at both 10 and 2 pm as I saw them when I returned on the same trail.
Submitted by: JennSiegmann
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I saw two clusters of these guys on trees about 20 yards from each other. Both clusters of caterpillars looked to average about the same size but one cluster was noticeably much more yellow than black. Are they both the same species? I have looked at pictures of both the Yellow-striped Oakworm Moth and the Orange -Tipped and believe these would be the former but I didn't really see much difference between the two species photos.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: November 20, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Washington County