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Moth infected by fungus

Hymenostilbe sphingum


large white moth


On cabbage palm leaf


I thought it was alive and didn't want to disturb it. But months later I found it dryed out and dead looking pretty much the same. I still have dried up specimen.

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Hymenostilbe sphingum
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1 Comment

tomk3886 10 months ago

I suspected the moth had been infected by a fungus. But didn't know where to go to research it. Really appreciate ornithoptera80 ID suggestion.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2020
Submitted on May 5, 2020

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