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Rosy Maple Moth

Dryocampa rubicunda

Description:

Host Plants: Maple trees including red maple (Acer rubrum), sugar maple (A. saccharum), and silver maple (A. saccharinum); and oak trees including turkey oak (Quercus laevis).

Habitat:

Wet montane forest, 3000' Transylvania Co. NC

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14 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Thanks J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous spot, Claire! Congratulations on spotting of the day! A belated happy National Moth Week!

DebbieLSkelly
DebbieLSkelly 6 years ago

I saw this one in Columbia, SC SO BEAUTIFUL!

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Thanks Maria, Mark & Lauren!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD from North Carolina, Claire! :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Many congratulations Claire on such a beautiful moth and photograph.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congrats Claire.

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Thanks so much Yasser and everyone. I do love this moth, though not uncommon at this location, it puts a smile on my face. I am always inspired during Moth Week to take a look at these nocturnal wonders.

I also am reminded of and thankful to the young man who really got me looking at & loving moths, Jacob Gorneau.

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Claire, this spotting has me craving some cotton candy! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day and thanks for snapping one of our favorite moths. With a few days left for Moth Week 2014, we're looking forward to seeing what else gets submitted. Congrats again!

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ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Thanks all, the colors are pretty amazing.

Pixie
Pixie 6 years ago

Wow! Those colors are sweet!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Beautiful!

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Ice-cream colours :-)

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 6 years ago

These ones always astound me with their lovely colors!

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Rosman, North Carolina, United States

Spotted on Jul 24, 2014
Submitted on Jul 24, 2014

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