2653 – Tortyra slossonia,
Slosson's Metalmark Moth
General Species Information
Host Plant: Larva burrows into the new growth stems of Ficus species and pupates inside the stem covered by a housing created by leaves.
Historical Range: South Florida
Our Experience with this Species: This species can be abundant and is found commonly in the upper Keys. It seems to be replaced in the lower Keys by the similar species T. iocyaneus
Notes: This is a diurnal species that is commonly found at a wide variety of flowers but also frequents lights at night
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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