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Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda


A beautiful pink and yellow moth which is a very common visitor to lights in the Northeastern United States. The amounts of color on the moth is quite variable--the moth can appear mostly pink or mostly yellow.


Larvae feed on Maple (Acer sp.) leaves.


These moths were very common, though many of them had lost their bright color due to the torrential rain. David L. Wagner states, "When handled, they [Rosy Maple Moths] feign death, lying on their side, holding the wings over the dorsum and curing the abdomen under the thorax."

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1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Thanks Manuela!

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

Maine, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jul 5, 2012

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