Clouded Crimson Moth

So I took this photo of the beautiful Clouded Crimson Moth and now I got the caterpillar stage!

Clouded Crimson Moth Caterpillar | June 10 | Alice Mary Herden
Clouded Crimson Moth Caterpillar | June 10 | Alice Mary Herden

And now we know that the Clouded Crimson Moth uses the Southern Beeblossom as it’s host plant!

Southern Bee Blossom | April 16 | Alice Mary Herden
Southern Bee Blossom | April 16 | Alice Mary Herden

If you ever get a chance check out Atlas of Florida Plants it is quite amazing to find unique information about plants.

http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3271

The was first Southern Beeblossom specimen that was collected in Florida was in 1942 in Sarasota Co. it wasn’t until 1971 botanists collected a specimen in Hernando County.


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