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Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda

Description:

One of my most unique insects. Very large. (female) 40-50 mm (1 1/2 - 2 inch wingspan) Amazing color

Habitat:

On our side garage door window near meadow and woods


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79 Comments (1–25)

KimFgr
KimFgr 11 months ago

Nice ! :)

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 2 years ago

That is really cool

Stunning ! like a cotton candy ! :)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 years ago

Neon

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 4 years ago

I even knew these colors existed! I think the 32bit RGB of my screen were not enough... :) Amazing! Great work!!

sintija.valucka
sintija.valucka 4 years ago

Amazingly goergeous!!! :)))
Looks like a candy (with artificial colors :D)! :))

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 4 years ago

pretty!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

wow so beautiful

Subin S
Subin S 4 years ago

WOW!!!!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 4 years ago

beautiful!

AlainaAshtonGlover
AlainaAshtonGlover 4 years ago

I believe I spotted one of these. I have posted it on my spottings. I had never seen one before in my LIFE! Very pretty. How can you tell it's female?

venusflytrap2000
venusflytrap2000 4 years ago

!!!!!!

tibiprada
tibiprada 4 years ago

♥ ♥ ♥

Congratulation on this SotD Carol....Spectacular !

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 4 years ago

Thank you so much Paul. I have a new account, but this was the first moth photo I ever took.

PaulBennett
PaulBennett 4 years ago

WoW!, Amazing, Beautiful Picture.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

I am in awe that you found this in Pennsylvania. Might just be my new favorite moth!

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 4 years ago

Cool!!

LindaDiazDeLeon
LindaDiazDeLeon 5 years ago

truly amazing - great work! Thank you for sharing this with us.

jimmy76
jimmy76 5 years ago

cool moth

IanGAlton
IanGAlton 5 years ago

That's an AWESOME moth!

jimmy76
jimmy76 5 years ago

Wow

Egyptflower
Egyptflower 5 years ago

Looks like someone spray painted it! Amazing!

Bezabelli
Bezabelli 5 years ago

Wow this is amazing! I don't think we have anything quite like this in the NW!

Dragoon
Dragoon 5 years ago

Wow!

Consider adding this to 'Creatures of Pennsylvania'? It's my mission for biodiversity in Pennsylvania, and your moth really surprised me that something like this lives here.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1235...

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.60

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011

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