Planthopper Parasite Moths (Epipyropidae)
…is a small and unique family of Zygaenoid moths whose larvae are ectoparasites. Epipyropid moth larvae are typically associated with Fulgoroid planthoppers, with some species like Epipomponia nawai specializing in particular species, in this case Tanna japonensis ( a species of cicada). Like other ectoparasites Epipyropid larvae will attach themselves to their selected hosts, where they will begin to feed on their bodily fluids until they pupate.
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Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda)
…a beautiful species of Royal Moth (Ceratocampinae) which occurs in Eastern North America. Like other Saturniid moths adult rosy maple moths lack mouthparts and live short lives dedicated solely to breeding. In the north they typically fly from May-August (with one brood) and in the south they fly from April-September (2-3 broods). Rosy maple moth caterpillars are typically known as Green-striped Mapleworms and are commonly seen feeding on maples (Acer spp.), sycamore (Platanus spp.), beech (Fagus spp.) and oaks (Quercus spp.)
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