5970.1 – Cactoblastis cactorum,

Cactus Moth 

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General Species Information

Host Plant: Cactus species

Historical Range: Florida and the Caribbean

Our Experience with this Species: We have found this species at lights only twice. Once in Key Largo March of 2014 and once on Bahia Honda Key in February of 2015

Notes: This species has been known to cause conciderable damage to local catuctus species 

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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