These Easter-Egg Colored Moths Might Be the Most Beautiful Insects in the World

April 13, 2020 at 1:41 am

These moths look like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but they’re real!

Also known as great silk moths, rosy maple moths are found in the eastern parts of North America.

What really sets them apart from other moths is their pastel pink and yellow coloration.

When it comes to antennas, the males have the advantage. They have bigger, bushier feelers, which allow them to sense female pheromones for mating.

One of the subspecies of the rosy maple moth looks like a Battenberg cake. See the similarity?

The rosy maple moth is the smallest of the silk moths; males have a wingspan of 1-to-2 inches.