alien or not?

Woody Woods woody.woods at
Fri Aug 23 13:01:43 EDT 2002

A friend found this Ailanthus Webworm moth (Fred SaintOurs is pretty sure
it's Atteva punctella-- do you agree?). It was on an Ailanthus altissima
sapling on Nantucket (off the coast of Massachusetts).

She can find no confirmation as to whether this moth is alien or native. Do
any of you know? Ailanthus altissima is Asian in origin, and such
information as she has found so far makes no mention of any other (native)


William A. Woods Jr.
Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125

Lab: 617-287-6642
Fax: 617-287-6650

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