This is the second saturniid (Silk Moth) to show up at the light this season.  It's a Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda).  This moth has always been special to me.  Fifteen years ago, I found one on my screen door.  It had sparked my curiosty enough to send me to the library to look it up, rekindling a childhood interest in the moths that has since made for a very fulfilling pastime.

My daughter Liz says they look like sherbert and they have since been called 
"Rosy Sherbert Moths" 
in these parts.

These moths don't feed as adults.

May 23, 2002