Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 1164326

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Syntomeida epilais

Observation date: June 21, 2018
Submitted by: Jburkha5
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found several of this caterpillar in my pink oleander plant. They were several of them in different leaves. Aside from one caterpillar, the rest seems to be in pair with smaller caterpillar. I only found out about this caterpillar through online searching, but I was not able to find any info about the smaller hairy “caterpillar”, and why they congregate in pair like that.
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: June 22, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Palm Beach County, United States, Florida