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Is that a pink and yellow moth? Although this is not the best photo, never the less, I was thrilled to get it anyway! I thought I was seeing things when I spotted this brightly colored "Rosy maple" moth. It's the only one I've ever seen....this photo was taken in my Kane PA garden on 6/02/2012. Dryocampa rubicunda,Geotagged,Rosy maple moth,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Is that a pink and yellow moth?

Although this is not the best photo, never the less, I was thrilled to get it anyway! I thought I was seeing things when I spotted this brightly colored "Rosy maple" moth. It's the only one I've ever seen....this photo was taken in my Kane PA garden on 6/02/2012.

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  1. Moths are quite underrated by many people, yet can be stunning. Here's lots to explore:

    http://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/lepidoptera

    Perhaps you have already seen @Ant's work, who has documented well over a 100 species in his immediate environment:

    Ant MarriottAnt Marriott

    List:
    http://www.jungledragon.com/list/323/british_moths.html
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. I agree Ferdy. Moths are ignored by most but I happen to find them beautiful and interesting. My friends think I am a "lunatic" for photographing them, as well as the caterpillars! My husband, Bob, and I often put spot lights out in the yard, hoping to attract something fabulous! Thanks for introducing me to British moths and Ant Marriott's SPECTACULAR photos. I am now a huge fan of his! It is nice to know that there are like-minded people in this big, beautiful world of ours! Just another reason I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!!! Posted 4 years ago
      1. Should you ever want to go beyond placing spot lights, check this out:

        http://www.jungledragon.com/forum/2/campfire/576/moth_trapping.html
        Posted 4 years ago
        1. This is a great tidbit of information. My husband is a carpenter, a tinkerer of EVERYTHING. I am sure that we will soon have one of these "moth boxes" in our yard. I can't wait!!!!! Thank you. Posted 4 years ago
          1. Looks like he has a new project :) Posted 4 years ago

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The Rosy Maple Moth is a North American moth in the Saturniidae family. Males have a wingspan of 32–44 mm; females of 40–50 mm. They have reddish-to-pink legs and antennae, yellow bodies and hindwings, and pink forewings with a triangular yellow band across the middle. Males have bushier antennae than females. As the name implies, rosy maple moths mainly feed on Maples, particularly Red Maple, Silver Maple, and Sugar Maple. Sometimes these moths become pests on maple trees.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Deb Cappello
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By Deb Cappello

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2015. Captured Jun 2, 2011 03:50 in 129 N Fraley St, Kane, PA 16735, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
  • f/2.7
  • 1/60s
  • ISO160
  • 6.2mm