Oleander Moth

Polka Dot Wasp Moth?
I took this picture this morning 1-18-08 in my yard in Gainesville, FL. When I got to your page the bug of the month, the Polka Dot Wasp Moth, looked quite similar. Is it the same? btw…LOVE the site!!!!

Hi Shonna,
You are absolutely correct. The Polka-Dot Wasp Moth, Syntomeida epilais, is also called the Oleader Moth. Choosing our Bug of the Month is always a dicey operation. We were beginning to doubt that we had made the right choice this month since your letter is the first identification request/confirmation we have received.

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