8574 – Anticarsia gemmatalis,
Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth
General Species Information
Host Plant: Larvae feed on pea family plants (Fabaceae), including alfalfa, soybeans, velvetbeans; Host unknown in the Keys
Historical Range: Eastern USA and the Caribbean
Our Experience with this Species: This species is somewhat common on Key Largo in the winter months. Jim Troubridge reports them from Bahia Honda Key as well.
Notes: This species is highly variable
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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