Thursday, May 03, 2007

Moths #2

I found this pretty moth on Bugguide. I've heard of it but I've never seen the adult moth until now. The moth I'm speaking of is the Spotted Oleandar Moth Empyreuma affinis. I came across it while Google searching stuff on moths. The one shown here is a male. I really think they're pretty.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be that much on this moth. All I coud find was the info below:

Range: South Florida

Food: Oleandar

Remarks: Apparently an introduced species from the Carribean.

Similar Species: Syntomeida epilias I'll try and see if I can find anything on this moth tomorrow.

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