unknown bug
Dear Bugman,
Orlando, FL is the location. Found this winged bug (attacking???) fuzz ball in the eaves of garage. The fuzzballs appear to be attaching a hibernating caterpillar of some sort to the eaves. I am not sure if this winged black bug was helping the sleeping caterpillar or trying to eat it. Neither was very active. Can you ID and/or explain?
Thank you.
Niteowl

Hi Niteowl,
Your insect is a Polka-Dot Wasp Moth, Syntomeida epilais. The caterpillars eat leaves from oleander. I’m guessing your specimen is newly emerged from the cocoon in the eaves.

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