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Old 08-17-2016, 06:46 PM   #1
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What is it? (I know; do you?)

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the color reminds me of the oakworm sometimes called rosy maple moth, I just call them 'pink moth', I've seen them here once very 5-8 yrs.

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Rosy maple moth would have been my guess. I've never been lucky enough to see one.
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Very good guesses...this is a mother (two actually) that has similar colors to the rosy maple moth, but has a flower as its host plant.
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Here is the photo from which the close-up was taken (or one from the series of photos I took.

Two moths...on their host plant...I will have to keep an eye out for their larvae.

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Ok, you said it wasn't a rosy maple moth. So what kind is it?

I have occasional rosy maple moths in my garden, and have found a few of their caterpillars.

Is that evening primrose they are on, or some kind of sun drop?
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Ok, you said it wasn't a rosy maple moth. So what kind is it?

I have occasional rosy maple moths in my garden, and have found a few of their caterpillars.

Is that evening primrose they are on, or some kind of sun drop?
Evening primrose moth, Schinia florida. I had to look that up.

I hope to see a rosy maple moth.


Yep, evening primrose in my meadow strip.
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