Subject: scary cat o nine tail butt!
December 6, 2013 11:53 am
Hi this bug was on a glass door inside my house in Vero Beach Florida. His butt sways back and forth in a threatening way he is maybe a half inch big. Are those stingers ,are they poison poison and what is he?
This is a Melonworm Moth, Diaphania hyalinata, or a closely related species in the same genus. The Melonworm Moth does not sting, nor is it poisonous, however, it is considered to be a pest species if its larvae are numerous. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on cucumber family plants: cucumber, melon, squash.”