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 butterfliesandmoths.com http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1103320
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.