Friday, June 23, 2006

Name that moth!


What is this? I took it out of the Rooster's mouth yesterday. He picked it out of the bark of the tree. I have never seen this coloring on a moth before. Anybody know?








It reminds me of candy.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda ). Here's a few links on it...

http://www3.islandtelecom.com/~oehlkew/zrosymap.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/rosy-maple-moth
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=3351

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Judith said...

Anonymous beat me to it! I agree, it looks like a Dryocampa rubicunda. Here is another link w/photo.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/47722
It sure is a pretty moth. Just like candy!

1:18 PM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

It is a pretty moth. I've never seen one before, or if I have it was really battered and not near as vivid. I should learn moths. Perhaps an insect id book is in my future.

9:31 AM  

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