Sunday, May 17, 2009

Unknown Moth

Just came in from a trip to the nursery --- more plants for the deck and the garden :)
Discovered this lovely moth on our front door. Does anyone know its name? By the way- the front door is in the Upper Delaware River Valley of New York - if that helps with identification

14 Comments:

Blogger Tabor said...

I have never seen this beauty but did some Internet research and it appears to be a Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda).

4:59 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

Thank you and thank you again. Our books don't show it (not very exhaustive) It is a first view for us and a really lovely little moth.

5:50 PM  
Blogger mm said...

Beautiful. A treat to start the day.

12:24 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

What a beauty. I've never seen anything like it.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Celia said...

Lovely and so soft. Hard to believe it can fly. Doesn't appear to get to the Western US.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

just beautiful and so glad you have gotten an ID for it.

7:02 PM  
OpenID fourwindsphotojournal said...

I had one on my screen door a couple of years ago. Pretty, isn't it? I did resist the urge to touch it, though.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

So beautiful!

1:34 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Such lovely muted colors.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Crayons said...

Hi Endment,
I have been a moth on the screen of hopelessness for the past months. I'm finally well again. You cannot imagine the pleasure of re-visiting your spot.

The moth itself is magnificent, it's almost as if Dr Seuess cooperated with the Maker of All Things...

What I like most is the way the moth brought out such curiosity and reverence.

4:23 PM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Definitely a rosy maple moth, Endment, and it is a beauty.

8:03 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

I've never seen such a moth and I am astounded! How, pray tell, did you manage to get the photograph? What is the white background?

It looks like a flower.

12:06 AM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

It's so good to discover you again. I lost touch during the quiet time on your blog and hadn't realised you were posting again! What a treat. And you are offering the same beauty and grace as ever. What a lovely visitor!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maravilhosas imagens!
Fatima de Laguna
(Santa Catarina / Brasil)

9:35 AM  

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