(Drycampa rubicunda), also called the #GreatSilkMoth,
is a species of North American #moth
named for its pink coloration. It has a wingspan between one and two inches long, with females being slightly larger. It has pink hair on its head and legs, with a yellow body. Its wings are both pink and yellow. The Rosy Maple Moth #caterpillar,
often called the #GreenstripedMapleworm
(picture 4), feeds on the leaves of maple trees, hence its common name. Oftentimes, large amounts of these caterpillars can do serious damage to forests. Although the larvae have big appetites, adult Rosy Maple Moths lack mouths entirely, living only to mate and reproduce. This insect inhabits deciduous forests within the eastern half of the United States and Canada. It can be preyed on by a variety of bird species.