Despite thinking of moths as pests, there really are some beautiful moths. The Dryocampa rubicunda, also called the rosy maple moth, is one such moth.
This beautifully colored arthropod can be found in the eastern regions of North America.
The rosy maple moth comes in a variety of colors, but one particular subspecies people are likening to Battenberg cakes.
See the resemblance?
Their beautiful sherbet coloring is an amazing sight.
These moths get their name because of their diet during the early stages of their life cycle. Their diet largely consists of maple leaves.
Once they reach adulthood these moths never eat again.
The rosy maple moth has a lifespan of two to nine months.
They are considered solitary creatures and spend most of their time flying solo.
They prefer to be active during the early evening.
What a beautiful creature!
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