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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

Rosy Maple Moth

Dear Lynn,
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

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Madison, Georgia

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