Litoprosopus futilis

931160.10 — 8556 — Litoprosopus futilis (Grote & Robinson, 1868) — Palmetto Borer

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
stray; does not breed locally



This tropical and subtropical species is known on Block Island from a single fresh individual found at the Hunt property in 2017. It was presumably brought to the island with a potted plant from its native range.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide