What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: moth of some kind
Location: P.E.I. Canada
July 10, 2012 6:18 pm
hi bugman i saw this moth last night on my doorstep i would love to know what kind it is and if they are here all the time because this it the first time i’ve ever saw this kind befor here and its name. p.s.since i do not know it real name i have come to call it ”butter cotton candy moth” you can see why by the photos 🙂 lol
thanks
Signature: from: samantha

Rosy Maple Moth

Dear Samantha,
Though we love your descriptive “Butter Cotton Candy Moth” this moth goes by the equally colorful name Rosy Maple Moth.  The colors are rosy and the caterpillars feed on the leaves of maple trees.  Back in 2005, deep in our archive, a reader once wrote:  “What a gorgeous sherbert color moth.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Canada

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