Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1261361

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth
Empyreuma pugione

Observation date: July 18, 2020
Submitted by: Highphi
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: First seen on a corn plant and then on a passion vine. My mother initially thought he was a wasp and tried to catch him, as the wasps have been eating her fritillaries. I knew immediately that he wasn't a wasp but got some good pics before releasing
Status: Resident
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: August 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Florida, Duval County