<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2018\/10\/Bug-2.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="452" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-22687" \/>\r\n\r\nLast week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies. \u00a0Now called the \u201cAilanthus Webworm Moth,\u201d it looks like a beetle and flies like a wasp. \u00a0\r\n\r\nThe moth is native to South Florida and Central America. \u00a0It was unknown north of that range until it adapted to feed on Ailanthus \u2013 The Tree-of-Heaven \u2014 an invasive plant from China which has become a nuisance in many areas. \u00a0Since it feeds on an unwanted plant, this moth is a friend.\r\n\r\nThe photo, taken on Top of Allegheny Mountain, shows an Ailanthus Webworm Moth and a Monarch butterfly feeding on goldenrod nectar. \u00a0Photo and info courtesy of Richard Laska\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Pocahontas Times thanks Merrilyn Taylor, Ed Saugstad, Loyal Sharp, Barb Baechtel, Susan Morrison, David Smith and John Jett, for being a part of the \u201cinvestigation\u201d into that little spotted bug.