7416 - Costaconvexa (orthonama) centrostrigaria,

Bent-line Carpet Moth

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Photo by:

Jim Vargo

General Species Information

Host Plant: Bugguide site lists host plants in the Polygonum genus (knotweed, smartweed)

Historical Range: most of the USA

Our Experience with this Species: We have seen this species infrequently in the Keys but it has been found in Key Largo, Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the months of February and June

Notes: This is perhaps the most colorful Lepidopteran in the United States. In the correct light, the iridescent scaling is most impressive

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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