Dusky Herpetogramma Moth (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Dusky Herpetogramma Moth (Herpetogramma phaeopteralis)

New to my buggy life list. My encounter was submitted and accepted to add this species to the Osceola county Florida checklist at butterfliesandmoths.com http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1095846

A Crambid Snout Moth (Family Crambidae)
Larval host: leaves of grasses

aka Tropical Sod Webworm (larva)

considered a pest of golf courses and lawns, so get rid of your lawn and enjoy the pollination it provides.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/50433

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba


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