Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth (Anticarsia gemmatalis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth (Anticarsia gemmatalis)

New to my buggy life list. My encounter was submitted and accepted to add this species to the Osceola county Florida checklist at

Very variable in coloring. pest of soybeans, but has many other legume larval hosts.


Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba



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