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Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Larvae feed on Maple (Acer sp.) leaves.

Notes:

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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