Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta tyralis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta tyralis)

Small diurnal moth (flies during the day)

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/26387

native larval host: WILD COFFEE (Psychotria nervosa)
(source: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/list.dsml?searchPageURL=index.dsml&Familyqtype=starts+with&Family=&PFamilyqtype=starts+with&PFamily=&Genusqtype=starts+with&Genus=Pyrausta&PGenusqtype=starts+with&PGenus=&Speciesqtype=starts+with&Species=tyralis&PSpeciesqtype=starts+with&PSpecies=&Country=&sort=Family)

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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