5217 – Palpita flegia,

Satin-white Palpita Moth

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General Species Information

Host Plant: Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana) and "Luckynut"

Historical Range: South Florida, Texas and the Caribbean

Our Experience with this Species: This species rarely appears at lights but larvae can infest and completely defoliate leaves of exotic "luckynut" trees.

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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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