Sunday, September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Location: Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

This is Psychotria nervosa
Commonly called Shiny-leaved Wild Coffee,
Birds like it's fruit and it is the host plant to
The Coffee-Loving Pyrausta Mothy

(Sorry, it's actually just called "Coffee-Loving Pyrausta Moth" but that didn't rhyme as well as "Mothy")

Sources: University of Florida IFAS Extension - Psychotria nervosa Wild Coffee
iNaturalist - Coffee-loving Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta tyralis)

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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