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 butterfliesandmoths.com http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1103175

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

Learn: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/field/velvetbean.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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