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Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda

Description:

Forward wing has bright pink basal area and broad pale yellow median band that reaches apex. ST area may be yellow or pink. Plush yellow thorax is densely hairy. Hosts: maple, oak

Habitat:

woods

Notes:

I'm fortunate to have these beautiful moths come to my porch light every summer. Another of my favorite moths. Saturnid, Subfamily Ceratocampinae (Royal Silkworm moth family)

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6 Comments

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Tom. It really is a gorgeous moth

TomElliott
TomElliott 8 years ago

Great Rosy Maple! Wish we had them here

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you Yuko, I'm pretty lucky.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

What a lovely moth! I envy you!!!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Thank you keith and outdooreducation15

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Beautiful moth

DianePlatcoBrooks
Spotted by
DianePlatcoBrooks

Corning, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2004
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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