Pink-striped oakworm moths mating

Q: Found these two on my walkway one evening. Thought it was a small frog then noticed the purple and two sets of eyes as they moved slowly. Nose appears large for size.

A: Wow…great catch!

It’s two pink striped oakworm moths enjoying a private moment. The moths are harmless, as are the caterpillars.

I found a delightful description of the metamorphosis at Hilton Pond Canter.

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