Adults use receptors... Conservation Status. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 31/141: 139-192. The Rosy Maple Moth is a member of the Saturnid family of moths, usually characterized by their unique feather-like antennae. In addition rosy maple moth larvae can be a nuisance to decorative trees as house pests. 2010. Packard, A. Adults, like other members of the giant silk moth family, lack functional mouthparts, so they do not feed. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. Next, their heads turn brown and their bodies turn dark or light green, black and green, or black and yellow. Mating behaviors of rosy maple moths are not well understood. 2005. Accessed The Wild Silk Moths of North America. Females lay their eggs on the underside of host tree leaves, such as the leaves of the sugar maple tree (Acer saccharinum). The Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) is a North American moth in the Saturniidae family. ("The Green Striped Maple Worm", 1971; "The Greenstriped Mapleworm", 2010; Collins, et al., 1996; Cotinis, 2004; Hyche, 2000; Opler, et al., 2012; Packard, 1893; VanDyke, 2006), Rosy maple moths have most of their sensing receptors in their antennae, legs and in prongs coming out from their mouth area, which are called palps. Cornell University: Cornell University Press. animals which must use heat acquired from the environment and behavioral adaptations to regulate body temperature. Rosy Maple Moth. February 24, 2012 February 24, 2012 February 24, 2012 at http://www.idealibrary.com. Item #: Dryocampa rubicunda. The larvae take 2 weeks to hatch and feed until mid-August at the latest. “Our” moth had purplish-pink forewings with a creamy-yellow band across the middle. The early larvae feed in union, however, larvae become solitary feeders in the later stages. Disclaimer: "Greenstriped Mapleworm" (On-line). (VanDyke, 2006). It is found Coenophila is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae. They start eating independently in the 4th stage. Toronto, Canada: Royal Ontario Museum. Riotte, J. February 02, 2012 As caterpillars, they only have simple eyes which they can use to tell the difference between light and dark. ("The Green Striped Maple Worm", 1971; Cotinis, 2004; Hyche, 2000; Opler, et al., 2012; VanDyke, 2006), Female rosy maple moths mate underneath a leaf and lay eggs 24 hours later. ("The Green Striped Maple Worm", 1971; Cotinis, 2004; Hyche, 2000; Opler, et al., 2012; VanDyke, 2006), Adult rosy maple moths are extremely variable in color. Accessed Diel flight periodicity and the evolution of auditory defences in the Macrolepidoptera. February 02, 2012 Alicia Damele (author), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Catherine Kent (editor), Special Projects. Sargeant, T. 1995. All rights reserved. A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows. The early larvae feed in union, however, larvae become solitary feeders in the later stages. They are found in parts of eastern North America that have seasons. Rosy maple moth larvae feed together at first, and then later start to eat by themselves as they get older. Animal Behavior, 62(2): 349-368. Accessed It is notable for its wooly appearance, and variable coloration. The second body segments of the larvae have two yellow tubercles, each terminating with two setae. at http://www.idealibrary.com. 2 comments. Bailey, M., D. Horn. at .. Ward, H., P. Herbert. Both male and female rosy maple moths have an average wingspan of 32 to 55 mm. It's not often that a moth is referred to as cute, but that adjective has been used to describe Dryocampa rubicunda, or the rosy maple moth.