Groundsel Plume Moth (Hellinsia balanotes)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Groundsel Plume Moth (Hellinsia balanotes)

aka Baccharis Borer Plume Moth

Small and thin, most look like a T when at rest. This one was fluttering by the patio light the other night.

Learn: http://www.plumemoth.com/

Larval host: Groundsel Bush aka Saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia)

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1 comment
  1. So interesting! I hope I see one of these during my (too short) stay in Cedar Key.

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