Another moth chronicle

Remember the camo moth from the mudroom this summer? (Original blog post, here.)




I thought that he was the coolest thing on wings — until my friend Hunter shared this pix:


Rosy moth


Actually, photo credit goes to Hunter’s husband, Chris, who spotted this in their yard. (The moth appears to be humping a less flashy mate).

The sherbet-shaded insect is a Rosy Maple. Or Dryocampa rubicunda, for you entomology geeks. Google says that this species usually flutters around northern states (like Wisconsin) and southern ones (including Florida).

This one detoured to Maryland, to get it on.