Polka Dot Wasp Moth

Irisdescent blue w black wings, white spots and red butt
Hi,
Can you tell me what kind of bug this is? I think it is a wasp. I’m in northeast Florida and they like lantana and this daisy looking flowered plant. The body looks black when not hit just right from the sun. Thanks!
Pam

Hi Pam,
The mimicry of the Polka Dot Wasp Moth really works. Many people who write in wishing an identification have mistaken this moth for a wasp. The caterpillars feed on oleander.

3 thoughts on “Polka Dot Wasp Moth”

  1. I have this moth among my succulent plants especially likes the underside of my desert rose plant’s. Will it harm this plant.

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