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Rosy Maple Moth - Dryocampa rubicunda WS: ~40 mm. Stunning pink and cream-colored moth, which is supposedly common, yet I rarely see it. Hosts: Maple (Acer), sycamore (Platanus), beech (Fagus) or oaks, (Quercus).<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area. Lure: Petunias<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area. Lure: Petunias<br />
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Rosy Maple Moth - Dryocampa rubicunda

WS: ~40 mm. Stunning pink and cream-colored moth, which is supposedly common, yet I rarely see it. Hosts: Maple (Acer), sycamore (Platanus), beech (Fagus) or oaks, (Quercus).

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area. Lure: Petunias

Rosy Maple Moth - Dryocampa rubicunda WS: ~40 mm. Stunning pink and cream-colored moth, which is supposedly common, yet I rarely see it. Hosts: Maple (Acer), sycamore (Platanus), beech (Fagus) or oaks, (Quercus).<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area. Lure: Petunias<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81112/rosy_maple_moth_-_dryocampa_rubicunda.html Dryocampa rubicunda,Geotagged,Rosy maple moth,Summer,United States

    comments (12)

  1. Insane shot, whoa! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! It had some tree fluff and another insect's leg stuck to it... Posted one year ago
  2. Wow - fantastic creature (and excellent shots indeed!) Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Arp :) Posted one year ago
  3. Another of the pretty American moths that I like so much!
    Nice to hear they like petunias! :-)
    Posted one year ago
    1. I put out 4 pots of petunias a week or so ago after having them recommended to me as a moth attractant. Since then, I have had many moths, other insects, and hummingbirds enjoying the flowers :) Posted one year ago
  4. Great shot! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Deb! Posted 2 months ago
  5. Great one, what a faceful of colour!!! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks David! Posted 2 months ago
  6. Top shot Christine, and what a beautiful colors. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Paul! They are very pretty moths :) Posted 2 months 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 Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 28, 2019. Captured Jun 27, 2019 22:25 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm