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Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda

Description:

Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Ceratocampinae. (Royal Silkworm Moths) Male - feathery antennae. TL 26 mm. FW has bright pink basal area and broad pale yellow median band that reaches apex. ST area may be yellow or pink. Plus yellow thorax is dense with hair. Hosts: Maple and oak.

Habitat:

Woodlands, yards, gardens and meadow area wherever host trees are found. Came to light.

Notes:

The 2nd most common moth I have seen this season.

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4 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

You get more fabulous shots of this cutie everytime :) Loved it :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Thanks so very much for all the likes. My moth is just hanging loose. LOL Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Great shots again, Carol!

Lovely!! Love Moth Week!! I get to see gorgeous moths like yours. Thank you for sharing, Carol Snow Milne

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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