Saturday, May 05, 2007

Syntomeida epilais

When I first saw a picture of this moth I though it was from a tropical country but it lives in Florida! And I posted a pic of it before too not knowing what it I know! The following info was taken from Bugguide. Enjoy reading this!

Common Names:

Oleander Moth, Polka-dot wasp moth


Day-flying. Adult moth largely dark metallic blue, with white spots on the wings and body and red tipped abdomen. Catterpillars to about 2", orange with black tuffs of hair.


Neotropical: all parts of FL except NW.


Caterpillars are a common pest of Oleanders and adults are often found nectaring near by.


Year round.

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