8339.1– Simplicia cornicalis

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Jim Vargo

General Species Information

Host Plant: dried plant leaves and plant debris, rotting seed pods, and particularly palm thatch

Historical Range:  South Eastern USA

Our Experience with this Species: This species has shown up to UV lights rarely in the Keys. We found our first specimen on No Name Key in June of 2016. Jim troubridge reports them from Key Largo and Bahia Honda as well.

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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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