Pink, Cream and Yellow Colored Moth in Connecticut
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:39 AM
This beautiful moth was resting on the entrance to my SE Connecticut home in May, 2009. I’m curious what it is and also what kind of other information about it you could give me. It was about the size of a US quarter; possibly a bit larger.
Donna in Marlborough, CT
Marlborough, CT., USA
This little beauty is a Rosy Maple Moth, Dryocampa rubicunda. One of our readers once described it as a sherbet moth. It is related to the Giant Silk Worm moths that do not feed as adults. The Rosy Maple Moth is found in much of eastern North America including Florida. You can find out more by looking on BugGuide and also by searching our archives for previous postings.