Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1258897

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Syntomeida epilais

Observation date: July 08, 2020
Submitted by: JC’s Garden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: While trimming bushes I saw this caterpillar which I later ID'ed as an Oleander Caterpillar. It was in a palm, and this palm tree is right next to a large Oleander bush. The caterpillar has been in the same general area since mid morning when it was sunny to mid afternoon when the rains came.
Status: Resident
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: July 09, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Brevard County