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EENY335: Yellowstriped Oakworm (suggested common name), Peigler's oakworm, Anisota peigleri Riotte (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Figure 2. Anisota peigleri Riotte male moths are smaller than females, the body ranging from 15 to 20 mm in length. The forewings are dark reddish brown with a small white spot and a larger whitish translucent patch. The hindwings are mostly reddish brown. Males have plumose (featherlike) antennae that they use to locate females by tracking the pheromones females release during their "calling."

Credit: David Serrano, University of Florida