Pale-edged Selenisa Moth Caterpillar (Selenisa sueroides)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Pale-edged Selenisa Moth Caterpillar (Selenisa sueroides)

Beneficial: larval host for several parasitic Wasps including Ichneumon, Chalcid and Braconid.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/28378

Can damage irrigation systems so not exactly welcome by the citrus industry: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3495191?uid=3739600&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104756444967

Range: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Selenisa-sueroides?quicktabs_8=0#quicktabs-8

Larval host: Shyleaf (Aeschynomene americana), and other members of the pea, spurge and grass families

adult: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/caterpillars-life-beyond-moths.html

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Shyleaf (Aeschynomene americana)

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/caterpillars-life-beyond-moths.html

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