5167– Desmia ploralis,

Mournful Desmia Moth

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Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth

Photo by:

Jim Vargo

General Species Information

Host Plant: Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa) found larvae in March of 2016 KL

Historical Range: South Florida and the Caribbean

Our Experience with this Species: We've found this species on Key Largo in February, March and April

Notes

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

References

Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth larva
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth larval tent
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth pupa
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth pupa
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth larval tent
Desmia ploralis, Mournful Desmia Moth larval tent