Nature always surprises us not only with its beautiful landscapes and its great mysteries, but also with the impressive beauty of some animals that stand out from the rest because of their very particular characteristics at first sight.
Rebecca Lavoie has witnessed a marvel that few of us have the privilege of seeing in person, but thanks to the fact that she decided to publish the shocking images we can appreciate the strange beauty of this moth.
When Rebecca noticed a pink and yellow moth on the deck of her New Hampshire home, she couldn’t believe her eyes.
It was a brightly colored moth, known as a pink maple moth or butterfly. This tiny animal looks like something out of a cartoon.
Its wings are very colorful like a butterfly’s and its fluffy body is painted a lush lemon yellow color.
Rebecca managed to take a photo of the unusual visitor and posted it on her networks.
“This moth exists in nature and it’s ON MY COVER,” Rebecca wrote.
Apparently this butterfly could belong to a tropical island, but it is native to North America, in a territory that spans from southern Canada to Florida, and Texas.
Its name comes from its unique pink color and its preference for living in maple trees in deciduous forests and nearby suburban areas. However, they are not very picky when it comes to choosing a home, they adapt very well to oak trees.
Most of us aren’t lucky enough to come across such a vibrant moth in the garden, and if that wasn’t enough later that evening Rebecca discovered that the moth wasn’t alone, to everyone’s surprise it had brought a friend along.
It seems that Rebecca’s garden is a haunted place for these tiny animals who enjoyed their stay there.
According to the University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station, pink maple moths begin to appear in the spring, meaning that anytime from March through May these species can grace a garden.
These moths are typically solitary and nocturnal animals, except when it is time to mate. Female moths release pheromones that males pick up with their feathery antennae.
“When the time is right the adult moths emerge in the late afternoon and mate when the night is over,” said a spokesman for the Biological Station.
Sightings of these species occur more frequently under warmer weather which proves to be a perfect excuse to enjoy the sunset and share these lovely images.