Insect Profiles: Pink-striped Oakworm Moth (Anisota virginiensis)

Introduction Pink-striped oakworm moth (Anisota virginiensis) is a species of silk moth in the family Saturniidae. It is notable for the distinct coloration of the adults. The larvae are ravenous feeders. They feast on the branches of host plants, partially defoliating them. When populations are dense, outbreaks can occur. During outbreaks, trees that are weakened … Continue reading Insect Profiles: Pink-striped Oakworm Moth (Anisota virginiensis)