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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
May 20, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Any idea what this is? The orange brush like tail wiggles. LOL
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
May 20, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Cute! It looks moth-like, so I looked in my moth book, but didn't see anything like that. Maybe JRsbugs would know more.
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Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
May 21, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Melonworm Moth (Diaphania hyalinata)

Pretty, but a rather nasty pest on squash and melons: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in320
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
May 21, 2012 11:30 AM CST
Thanks Monica.
Fortunately, I don't have any melons but I will dispose of it so as to not add to the population.
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
May 21, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Ran across an interesting statement that the moth wiggles its filimented tail to disperse pheronomes...sorta like shaking its moneymaker.
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
May 22, 2012 4:28 AM CST
It is really kinda creepy the way it does it. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
May 28, 2012 2:03 PM CST
Guess it is just like the hairstreaks that flick their wing tips trying to fool a lizard or bird.

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