Adult genista moths are triangular, light brown, and only about an 1/2-inch long. Some have light striping or black dots on the outer edges of their wings. The genista caterpillar has a light brown or green body with raised black and white spots and white hairs. The head is black with white dots. The caterpillar is about the same size as a mature moth. Size (Adult; Length): 19mm to 22mm (in to in) Colors: brown; orange; black Descriptors: orange hindwings; delta; triangle shape; dark spot; pest.
Adult genista caterpillar moth and pupa. Lantana lace bugs. Tent caterpillar eggs. Differential grasshopper. Florida wax scales. These are the major groups of insects that are considered pests of ornamental plants, but don’t forget about the beneficial insects of ornamentals! Mature genista caterpillar and silken webbing on Texas mountain laurel. Moths and butterflies have four distinct life stages. Larvae (caterpillars) emerge from eggs deposited by the adult female and go through several feeding stages (instars). Late in their development, larvae stop .
However, one adult genista caterpillar can quickly do as much damage as a group of larvae caterpillars. Because of their larger size, the adults can be messier to squish, so it’s best to get them while they’re young. — Pupal stage. Magically, just like all caterpillars eventually do, the genista caterpillar spins a silk cocoon around itself. Uresiphita reversalis, the genista broom moth or sophora worm, is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Achille Guenée in  It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Nova Scotia to Florida, west to California, north to Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa It is also found in Mexico  and Cuba, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.