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Orange Striped Oakworm

An orange stripped oakworm
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An orange stripped oakworm

Anisota senatoria, the orangestriped oakworm, is a Nearctic member of the family Saturniidae and subfamily Ceratocampinae. It is one of the more common Saturniids. The species lives in eastern North America, from the edge of the Great Plains to the east coast and from southern Ontario to central Georgia, Alabama, eastern Texas, and northern Florida.

Rudy Mancke served as naturalist and co-host of South Carolina ETV's NatureScene, which began its long run in 1978. His field trips, broadcast nationwide, have earned him a legion of dedicated viewers. Rudy's knowledge of the complex inner-workings of different ecosystems and his great admiration for the natural world make him the perfect guide. In fact, the National Wildlife Federation and the Garden Club of America honored his commitment to resource conservation with special awards. Since retiring from SCETV, Rudy has gone on to teach at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.