Prepare To Fall In Love With The World’s Most Beautiful Insect

People typically think of moths as pests and try to keep them from coming into their homes. Those people clearly have never met Dryocampa rubicunda, also called the rosy maple moth.

This colorful arthropod is found in the eastern regions of North America, and soon, it will be making its way into your heart.

The rosy maple moth comes in a variety of colors, but there’s one particular subspecies that people are likening to Battenberg cakes.

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Do you see the resemblance?

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Their sherbet coloring is truly a sight to behold.

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These moths get their name from their diet during the early stages of their life cycle, which largely consists of maple leaves.

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Once they reach adulthood, however, these moths stop eating forever.

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The rosy maple moth, like most moths, only lives for two to nine months.

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They also spend most of their time flying solo, and are considered solitary creatures.

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They prefer to be active during the first few hours of the evening.

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What a little cutie!

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Is this thing an actual cuddle bug? I think so!

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