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Species of the month

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7841 – Pachylia ficus,

The Ficus Sphinx

 

          The Ficus Sphinx is a handsome moth that is found in South Florida, Texas and throughout Central America. It can be found anywhere that ficus species grow. It used to be common in South Florida, however the recent infestation of the "white fly" that decimated ornamental ficus trees and caused for most of them to be cut down has caused a decrease in numbers for the ficus sphinx. They can still be found occasionally. People most frequently encounter this moth in the pre-pupal larval stage when the larva comes down out of the ficus tree to pupate under ground. The pre-pupal larva is two-tone, with orange on top and green on the bottom.  The larvae are usually all green and turn this two-tone color just before making their chrysalis.

 

Educational activity

Outdoorfest 2018

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1st Annual Keys Moths

   BIO-BLITZ Results

    (June 21-25, 2017)

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Recent Surveying Results

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Big Pine Key/

No Name Key

May 19th, 2017

Big Pine Key/

No Name Key

March 18th, 2017

Key Largo, March 13 2017

Kingbird Project

August 14th/15th, 2016

Big Pine Key/

No Name Key

June 10th, 2016

Big Pine Key/

No Name Key

May 15th and 16th

Key Largo, March 17-18 2016

Big Pine Key,  March 19, 2016

Outdoorfest 2017

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 Crocodile Lake NWLR

Friday, March 13th 2017

          No Name Key

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Outdoorfest 2016

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 Crocodile Lake NWLR

Friday, March 18th 2016

          Big Pine Key

Saturday, March 19th 2016

2nd Annual Keys Moths

   BIO-BLITZ Results

    (June 27-29, 2018)

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