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
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.
Nice to hear they like petunias! :-) Posted 3 years ago