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Plus Cameron and Hidalgo Counties in so. TX and Angelina and Liberty Counties in east TX
Southeastern states, primarily in Florida but also (generally near the coast) from South Carolina to Texas.
Flight Period: April to December, most records September to November (Brou 2003)
Larval Host: Climbing Hempweed, Mikania scandens, family Asteraceae - USDA Plants Database
Remarks: Occurs abundantly at ultra-violet light traps in Louisiana (Brou 2003)
Cosmosoma festivum, which has only once been recorded in s. Florida and s. Texas.
Other congeners occur south of the border.
Photos: Moth Photographers Group
gift of poison: moths and safe sex - Wake Forest University
Butterflies and Moths of North America
Movie: Cosmosoma myrodora movie - Wake Forest UniversityEtymology: myrodora
Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.
Brou, Jr., V.A. 2003. Cosmosoma myrodora Dyar in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists News 25: 46.
Conner, W.E , R. Boada, F.C. Schroeder., A. Gonząlez, J. Meinwald, & T. Eisner. 2000. Chemical defense: bestowal of a nuptial alkaloidal garment by a male moth upon its mate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 97(26): 14406-14411.
Dyar, H.G. 1907. New American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15(1): 226-234.
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