Southern Pink-striped Oakworm (Anisota virginiensis pellucida)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Southern Pink-striped Oakworm (Anisota virginiensis pellucida)

Oakworms arent worms at all, but caterpillar larvae of the Southern Pink-striped Oakworm Moth which is a Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)

larval hosts: oaks

Adults are simply gorgeous. http://www.pwconserve.org/wildlife/insects/moths/pinkstripedoakworm.html

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/402

Shown on Florida Native Plant Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)

My take:  Worms in the Sky

http://web.archive.org/web/20130617213350/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/worms-in-the-sky.html

 

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