On Oct 25, 2009, tropicalkaren from The Villages, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Beautiful, large (I'd say at least 3 inches long) fat moth. Appears to have just emerged from the ground right next to my home's foundation.
We do not have any of the host plants, but do have a large butterfly garden with many nectar plants.
On Sep 18, 2006, handbright from Coral Springs, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
I have found through some research that the catterpiller for this moth burrows underground after eating "Christmas Bush", only to emerge after it pupates...
Here is the host plant...
I have none of this anywhere around me...this fellow must have been attracted to the butterfly nectar plants in my yard.