Geographic location of the bug: St Petersburg, FL
Time: 06:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I saw this insect fluttering around my backyard. I suspect it is some kind of moth. It was October 6th around 1430. Each time it landed it would pump it’s wings several times slowly before settling down. What a beauty. Um…. what is it?
How you want your letter signed: Del
This Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth is a very effective wasp mimic. Though you are not located for a direct hit, we hope you don’t have much damage from Hurricane Michael.