Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1257503

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Syntomeida epilais

Observation date: July 02, 2020
Submitted by: Eurydice
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny morning, about two dozen of them in a stand of very tall, well-established oleander trees along a public sidewalk. They've been making their way along the stand over the past few days, but haven't been doing too much damage to each tree's leaves before moving further along. They don't seem to be as destructive a group as would be expected.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 02, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Leon County