2653 – Tortyra slossonia

Slosson's Metalmark Moth

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Tortyra slossonia,  Slosson's Metalmark Moth
Tortyra slossonia,  Slosson's Metalmark Moth
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

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

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