Image Number: 2721072

an orange-striped oakworm, Gainesville, Fla, This species is a nuisance in residential neighborhoods, defoliating laurel and water oaks, depositing frass in and around swimming pools, and swarming all over as the caterpillars disperse to seek pupation sites in soil.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Ceratocampinae
Genus: Anisota
Subject: Anisota peigleri Riotte, 1975
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Image taken:
Thursday, October 1, 1998
Image uploaded:
Thursday, September 9, 1999
Image last updated:
Wednesday, March 28, 2001