Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)

…a beautiful species of Royal Moth (Ceratocampinae) which occurs in Eastern North America. Like other Saturniid moths adult rosy maple moths lack mouthparts and live short lives dedicated solely to breeding. In the north they typically fly from May-August (with one brood) and in the south they fly from April-September (2-3 broods). Rosy maple moth caterpillars are typically known as Green-striped Mapleworms and are commonly seen feeding on maples (Acer spp.), sycamore (Platanus spp.), beech (Fagus spp.) and oaks (Quercus spp.) 


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Images: Mike Boone and PiccoloNamek