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Subject: Wasp or moth?
Location: Northeast Florida (Jacksonville Beach)
June 25, 2014 6:36 am
I had six of these on my sunflowers yesterday around dusk. I live in northeast florida. They look sort of like polka dot wasp moths but I don’t see the signature red tail. Any ideas?
Signature: Melissa

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth

Dear Melissa,
The Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth,
Empyreuma pugione, and the Polka Dot Wasp Moth are classified in the same subtribe, and both are very effective wasp mimics.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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