Bougainvillea Caterpillar Moth (Asciodes gordialis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Bougainvillea Caterpillar Moth (Asciodes gordialis)

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

Came to light. Will be disappointed in my yard since I don’t have any of the non-native bougainvillea it needs for its young to feed on.

Larval hosts: Bougainvillea spp.



1 comment
  1. I guess I expected him or her to be more colorful – I mean, bougainvillea, you know. Still, amazing tiny creature and amazing find.

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