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Rosy Maple Moth - Dryocampa rubicunda

Rosy Maple Moth - Dryocampa rubicunda
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
June 5, 2005
A pink and yellow moth attracted to blacklight, moved to natural lighting for photos. Interestingly....this was the only moth that chose to land in the fir tree needles.....all others I've found on the side of the pine or under leaves.

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Rosy Maple Moth
SO PRETTY!! Just have seen this one in the past week. I am in eastern Raleigh, NC. This is August 2013.

Rosy maple moth- Maine
Just saw one for the first time in my life. Beautiful creature. He was on the side of a shingled building in York Beach Maine June 2012

Very numerous in May 2012
With our very early spring this year, we've had a bumper crop of these moths the entire month of May. A few times, I've counted up to 30 on our screen door in the morning. Usually there at least 10. Attracted to an amber colored porch light w/ a compact fluorescent bulb.
(Shawano County, WI)

Very cool
30 at a time would make for some great photos.


Saw my first yesterday in Camden some good pics

Rosy Maple Moth
I found a Rosy Maple today inside my class room,this was the first time i had ever seen one.I also found a Salt Marsh Moth on the outside door of the class. McDonough,Ga.

rosy maple moth
Just saw a pair for the first time this morning and they are still around in Marietta, Ohio. We think that they came to a night light and have stayed on the back of a block building. Beautiful!

pink maple moth
My sister showed me one that showed up on her balcony today. Never saw one before. Decided to check into what it was and found your comments. She lives in Lacrosse, WI , Lacrosse county. She said it's still there.

Rosy Maple Moth
My Q.A. and I found one of these @ work while unloading a chocolate tanker. We never seen one before. Beautiful little guy. I have him with me I want to show my children. My four year old loves butterflies, he will go nuts to see this. I took a pic on my phone just don't know how to get it on the site. Very friendly little moth, climbed right on my finger and sat there to take his picture. Not sure where they are from but this guy is in Newmanstown/Womelsdorf, PA.

pics from phone to site
Send to your email from phone. Right click and save pic to computor. and link it.
That is what I had to do.

Rosy Maple Moth
We just saw one of these on our mailbox, in Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Really beautiful.

Adults do not feed
You can read about them on the info page here.

Dryocampa rubicunda in pa
I couldnt sleep so i went outside on the deck with my laptop.. and a couple mins later this crazy looking moth flew right into my screen and fell onto my keyboard, im holdin him now in my hand i think its hurt wont fly and looks beat well tired... ima keep him hes a b.a.m.f. but wat do they eat? i seen him and thought i found a new creature then looked him up on google and BAM found him

Rosy Maple Moths in SW Virginia
I saw this moth for the first time ever this morning. There were several on the ceiling of my front porch. So pretty! Before we looked up the ID, we called them South Beach moths because of their colors.

June 21, 2009- Port St. John, FL
My house was covered with many of these moths today. I have never seen them before today and as of right now, I have counted 10 of them on various places all over my house! They are very pretty.

Rosy Maple Moth
Just started looking at bugs and these were hitting my outside lights late one night. Not recorded as being in Price County, WI on though.

Rosy Maple
This moth is just beautiful, Not a big Moth fan but when i saw this one last night on my thermometer I took it's picture. Never saw anything like it. And thank you for having such a great site where people like myself can go to seek out our spectacular gifts from god!!!

Rhode Island

dryocampa rubicunda
Lake DeVonoge, Sullivan County, New York. Three of these moths attached themselves to the screen doors of summer home over the weekend of May 23-24, 2009. All were fascinated by their beauty. Susan Yesalonia

Rosy Maple Moth in upstate NY
It was on our screen door for 24 hours-arrived 5/21/09 overnight, stayed on the screen in the sun all day, then left right after dark on 5/22/09-I was surprised it stayed on the screen, as the door was opened and closed many times during the day. We had never seen one before. "Ours" had quite a bit less pink on it than this picture.

Rosy Maple moth
We just discovered one of these moths on our deck today. Wow! We live in Missouri about halfway between St. Louis and Springfield with lots of woods surrounding our property. Is this an unusual find here? I have never seen one before.

I'm not sure
The range for this says Eastern North America. I'm not sure where the line is drawn.

I just found a rosy maple mot
I just found a rosy maple moth. I live in El Paso, TX. I don't know much about them. So I was surprised, I hear they're not common around here. Interesting find though.

I just spotted my first
I just spotted my first moth of this type. I've grown up around Atlanta, Georgia and this was the first time I have ever seen one of these. I was in Roswell, Georgia, right off of Mansell Road and GA-400 at a car dealership and took a couple of pictures with my phone. The images didn't come out very well, but made me search them out and found this site.

I spotted this about 2pm, on a concrete sidewalk. I thought it was dead or fake, and nugged it and it moved.

I will post my picture, if I can find where to upload it.


Rosy maple moth in Kiln, Mississippi
My son and I found one of these sitting on our front porch this morning. I have never seen a pink and yellow moth. It is about one inch long. We absolutely love the colors and how fuzzy it is! Glad we were able to find your site to identify! He wants to keep it, what could we set up for it to live?

Rosy Maple Moth
My daughter found one of these moths in our front yard (Columbia, SC). We took it to her school and it laid eggs in the plastic container in which we put her. Did anyone find out how to bring these moths from eggs to full grown moth?

They eat
maples or oaks. So I would keep them supplied with fresh leaves of either of those in a butterfly container.

I found a rosy maple moth in
I found a rosy maple moth in Mt. Washington Kentucky and after having it for a few hours it laid eggs. i found it on our table on the deck in the backyard

Rosy Maple Moth
Fitzwilliam,NH 29 Jun 08 found hanging around under porch roof. Just finished construction on new shingled roof. I thought my husband had nailed something pink and yellow until I approached it and noticed it was a moth. My daughter and I captured it in her bug container to examine it closer. We decided to look it up on the internet because we have never seen this colored moth in this area before. We were pleasantly surprised to see that many others had also seen this moth.

Rosy maple moth in Wisconsin
I'm in Western Wisconsin and found one of these beautiful moths on my screen door.

Rosy Maple Moth

Just thought we'd add a comment about the Rosy Maple Moth... Here at Dollar Lake Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, we've been seeing these insects in abundance for at least 2 years. Last night there were so many on our large window, that it was hard to see out! It makes great entertainment watching the Barred Owls swooping in for a meal.

Where is your picture? :)

Rosy Maple Moth in Arkansas?
My grandchildren and I found 5 of these moths (?) on the side of our cabin in Devils Den State Park outside Fayetteville, Arkansas. I am from Missouri and had never seen a pink and yellow moth. The picture of this moth on the finger looks very much like what we saw except that we don't remember if there was yellow on the wings. Did we see the Rosy Maple moth or is there a pink and yellow moth with all pink wings?

Rosy maple Moth
I found a pair of these moths this morning outside the screen door, they are alive and well in Prince Edward Island, Canada ! Truly the prettiest moths Ive ever seen.

take their picture and post it to the guide. You'll be the first from your province to post one.

Pink Moths
Good question. I just so happens that John and Jane created an article just for pink moths. See here.

Rosy Maple Moth in East Texas
I read the comments concerning this moth being found in Wisconcin, and North Carolina. What time of year was it in WI? We live in what's referred to as the Piney Woods area of East Texas. There are a lot of pines in the area, but around my rural home we have mostly hard woods. It is April 3rd here and we found one of these moths in our yard yesterday evening right at sundown. We had never seen one like it before. What is their normal range? Do they have a migratory pattern? This is our first visit to this site and we are not familiar with exactly how to use it so any help would be appreciated.

Karon - Tyler, Texas

Karon, I live in Upshur Count
Karon, I live in Upshur County and I've seen this moth many, many times over the past 25 or so years. I like to leave the porch light on during the spring nights just to attract one of these large and beautiful moths. It is always a surprise when I get up in the morning and find one.

the moths' range
I live in Virginia, and have also photographed this beautiful moth, and I actually just discovered one back in June I believe. I've seen probably 3 of them so far. They're magnificent!

Jeana - Virginia

Hi Karon,
First check the info page for this species. Then if you can't find the information there repost this question in the general discussion area under the Forums tab. That way more people will see your question. Good Luck, and welcome to the site.

Rosy maple moth
My daughter and I were amazed to see this beautiful moth on her window last week. She took photos of it and the university here helped identify it as a rosy maple moth. No one around here ever saw one. We live in Wsest ccentral Wisconsin, and know nothing about them. Have there been other sightings in this area? Do they do damage?

Rosy Maple Moth
That's tiny! I thought that they were bigger than that until I saw it on your finger!

Great Job!

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