Saturday, May 05, 2007
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 was.....now I know! The following info was taken from Bugguide. Enjoy reading this!
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.