Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1363851

Orange-tipped oakworm moth
Anisota senatoria

Observation date: July 16, 2023
Submitted by: Spiritbored
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Weather was extremely rainy and wet, the moth was taking shelter under a gas station pavilion.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: July 16, 2023
Coordinator notes: There are three Anisota sp. in Rhode Island; this could be either A. virginiensis (Pink-striped Oakworm Moth) or A. senatoria (Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth). They're not easy to distinguish but I am reasonably sure this is the latter.