Subject: Pretty moth
Location: Madison GA
August 19, 2017 5:28 am
Hello! I took this photo 8/18/17. Never seen anything like it — Very colorful!! Thank you!
Signature: Lynn, Tallahassee FL
This pretty moth is a Rosy Maple Moth. According to BugGuide: “Distinctive pink and cream-colored moth. If it weren’t so common, it would generate greater excitement–it is so beautiful” and “Caterpillar hostplants are maples (Acer), sycamore (Platanus), beech (Fagus) or oaks, (Quercus). Adults do not feed.”
Thank you so much for your speedy response. I’ve never seen anything like it – thought it was a flower or a piece of candy. I very much appreciate what you do