Anticarsia gemmatalis

931077.00 — 8574 — Anticarsia gemmatalis Hübner, 1818 — Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



This highly migratory and variable species is known on Block Island from two specimens found in Nathan Mott Park 13 October 2017 and does not breed locally.


  • 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 44.23f, 44.24f; p. 260. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide