Alianthus or tree-of-heaven moth

Cynthia Donahey cdonahey at freenet.columbus.oh.us
Sun Oct 29 19:24:24 EST 1995


I understand there is a moth introduced to Philadelphia in the 1830's or
40's, that fed on tree-of-heaven or alianthus leaves. I understand it now
has a scattered range in urban areas along the eastern coast of the
United States. From the picture I saw (in a new oth-and-butterfly
reference book, that has disappeared), the moth was rather large and colorful.
Does anyone have any additional information. 



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