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Can anyone ID this moth?

Posted by patsi z7-S.Jersey (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 27, 08 at 1:07

Is this a male gypsy moth ?

Pic below is not in our backyard but on our way south on the garden state parkway
we did see several hundred nests in just one five mile stretch.
It seems NJ doesn't have the money in the budget this year to spray for gypsy moths.
Gypsy moths have been in New Jersey since the 1920s, and their destruction peaking in 1981,
with 800,000 acres defoliated. I remember that year.

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RE: Can anyone ID this moth?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 27, 08 at 1:19

Not a gypsy moth.

And the webbing is most likely from fall webworms. Look nasty. But don't damage the health of the tree.

RE: Can anyone ID this moth?

You've got one of the little skippers, which aren't moths at all. I think the best way to ID a male gypsy is by their feathery antennae, which are very distinctive.

Here is a link that might be useful: Here's a picture for you!

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