Usually moths are considered pests and people will try to ensure that these pesky insects stay as far away from them as possible. But if they saw the beauty of the Dryocampa rubicunda, also known as rosy maple moth, they might want to get a closer look rather than try to whisk them away!

Its a colorful arthropod that is sure to delight once you see the beauty they possess! They hail from the eastern regions of North America, and many are calling this the cutest bug in the world. Would you mind having one of these guys fluttering around close to you? Beautiful! Check these guys out:

The rosy maple moth comes in a variety of colors, but theres one particular subspecies that people are likening to Battenberg cakes.

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Do you see the resemblance?

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Their sherbet coloring is truly a sightto behold.

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These mothsget their name from their diet during the early stages of their life cycle, which largelyconsists of maple leaves.

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Once they reach adulthood, however, these moths stop eating forever.

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The rosy maple moth, like most moths, only lives fortwo to nine months.

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They also spend most of their time flying solo, and are considered solitary creatures.

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They prefer to be active during the first few hoursof the evening.

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What a little cutie!

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Is this thing anactual cuddle bug? I think so!

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This exquisite moth deserves to be shared with as many people as possible. Share the beauty with your friends and family!

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