8282 - Syntomedia ipomoeae,

Yellow-banded Wasp Moth

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Freshly emerged adult

General Species Information

Host Plant: morning-glory (Ipomoea spp.), Host unknown in the Keys

Historical Range:  Florida only

Our Experience with this Species: We have only found one specimen of this species on Key Largo in February of 2004

Notes:  This species is not a common species but shows up more frequently on the mainland. It has diurdal habits but will occasionally show up at lights

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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