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Spiny oakworm moths

A spiny oakworm moth
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
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A spiny oakworm moth

Anisota stigma, the spiny oakworm moth, is a moth of the family Saturniidae. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. It is found in North America from Massachusetts and southern Ontario to Florida, west to Minnesota, Kansas and Texas.

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