Oleander Moth
The Polka-Dot Wasp Moth (Syntomeida epilais) is a species of moth thought to be native to the Caribbean. The species is also called the Oleander Moth after the Oleander plant, from which its young feed. Like most wasp moths, these moths are day fliers.
They prefer neotropic areas, to which they are native. The North American subspecies is S. epilais jucundissima, which is locally common in all areas of Florida, and has been seen as far north as Savannah, GA.

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Oleander Caterpillar - Syntomeida epilais Walker
Figure 1. A "polka-dot wasp moth," the adult stage of the oleander caterpillar, Syntomeida epilais Walker. Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.
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Syntomeida epilais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Polka-Dot Wasp Moth (Syntomeida epilais) is a species of moth thought to be native to the Caribbean. The species is also called the Oleander Moth after the ...
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Species Empyreuma pugione - Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth ...
Moth Wasp? - Empyreuma pugione Unknown - Empyreuma pugione Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth - Empyreuma pugione unknown flying insect ...
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Oleander Moth
On April 12, 2008, a wild allamanda plant was purchased for the garden. As it was being planted, an Oleander Moth caterpillar was spotted on the underside of a ...
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Detailed information on Polka Dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Moth ...
Polka Dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Moth (Syntomeida epilais) ... I like having this moth in my yard, but it does defoliate my Oleander bush several times a year.
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An Exception to the Rules: the polka-dotted wasp moth
Sep 4, 2011 ... Now the other common name for this insect is the Oleander Moth and it has become a significant pest in the landscape. Isn't Mother Nature fun ...
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Florida Keys Landscape Advisor: Oleander Caterpillar
Jun 11, 2009 ... The adult stage of the oleander caterpillar, Syntomeida epilais Walker, also known as the Uncle Sam moth or polka-dot wasp moth, is small and ...
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Oleander Wasp-Moths - Lemon Bay Conservancy
There are two moths in Florida, the much more common polka-dot wasp-moth, and the more southerly spotted Oleander Moth, shown in the attachments.
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Oleander Moth - Butterfly Fun Facts
Oleander Moth, Polka Dot Moth, Syntomeida epilais, lifecycle from egg to caterpillar - larva to chrysalis - pupa to adult butterfly including host plants, ...
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Nerium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nerium oleander / ˈ n ɪər i əm ˈ oʊ l iː. æ n d ər / is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the ...
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Oleander Caterpillar - University of Florida Entomology and ...
Figure 1. A "polka-dot wasp moth," the adult stage of the oleander caterpillar, Syntomeida epilais Walker. Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.
spotted oleander caterpillar - University of Florida Entomology and ...
Adult moth of the spotted oleander caterpillar, Empyreuma affinis Rothschild. Figure 1. Adult moth of the spotted oleander caterpillar, Empyreuma affinis ...
Oleander Moth - University of Florida
The adult stage of the oleander caterpillar is sometimes called the "polka-dot wasp moth". Wasp moth is the common name given to the subfamily of moths to ...
Syntomeida epilais - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The species is also called the Oleander Moth after the Oleander plant, from which its young feed. Like most ... Big Sky Institute at Montana State University. p. 1.
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The University of Georgia. Cooperative Extension. College of Agricultural and ... Oleander Moth. Egg Mass. (Larvae). (Photo from UF). (Photo from UF).
Species Empyreuma pugione - Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth ...
Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#8272 (pugione) · Moth Wasp? ... Bugguide is hosted by Iowa State University Entomology. Printer Friendly Version ...
Species Syntomeida epilais - Oleander Moth - Hodges ... - BugGuide
Species Syntomeida epilais - Oleander Moth - Hodges#8284. 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... Moths of Stengl "Lost Pines" Biological Research Station (University of Texas, Austin).
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Species Syntomeida epilais - Oleander Moth - Hodges#8284. recent images ... Bugguide is hosted by Iowa State University Entomology. Printer Friendly Version ...
Oleander Moth - Butterfly Fun Facts
Oleander Moth, Polka Dot Moth, Syntomeida epilais, lifecycle from egg to caterpillar - larva to chrysalis - pupa to adult butterfly including host plants, ...
Oleander Wasp-Moths - Lemon Bay Conservancy
Bill subsequent-ly received a PhD in Zoology from the University of Michigan, ... polka-dot wasp-moth, and the more southerly spotted Oleander Moth, shown in ...
Books on the term Oleander Moth
Pests of Fruit Crops: A Color Handbook
Pests of Fruit Crops: A Color Handbook
D. V. Alford, 2007
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus) (854-859) Oleander hawk moth In southern Europe a mainly non-resident, minor pest of grapevine; other hosts include Nerium oleander and Vinca. A migratory species, reaching southern Europe annually from Africa ...
Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers
Pests of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Flowers
David V. Alford, 2012
Large-bodied, strong-flying moths with elongate fore wings. The larvae are stout- bodied, with a characteristic horn arising from the eighth abdominal segment. Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus) (796–798) Oleander hawk moth A mainly non-resident  ...
The Naturalist's Library
The Naturalist's Library
Sir William Jardine, 1836
A 146 The Madder Hawk-moth. DetiepMa Galii. Plate VII. Fig. 2. . . 147 Spotted Elephant Hawk-moth. DeUephUa Euphortiue. Plate VIII. 14D Rayed Hawk-moth. Deilephila Uneaia. . . . . . . 152 Genus METOPSILUS 154 Oleander Hawk-moth.
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Oleander Moth
Hachiware Art: Oleander Hawk moth
Maybe a little bigger than the real moth, but this one is only a trial. This is my new project - fake moth collection! Please see Insects for sale page.
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Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth | A Global Chirp's Garden Notes
A few weeks ago, we spotted the moth pictured below on the outside wall of the house near the oleander plants. We thought it was a variation of the polka dot wasp moth since it had polka dots on its body, but the red wings were the wrong color. Through my research on the IFAS…
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Oleander: Plant, caterpillar and spotted oleander caterpillar moth – breakdance included! | Anette Hermann Photography
Oleander caterpillars eat oleander leaves ( Nerium ). These caterpillars will convert any oleander leaf into an oleander drive-thru restaurant. They move fast, give the impression of being well organizes, and hungry. The oleander plant is poisonous. The oleander caterpillar is orange, a colour that ought to warn its enemy. It has feather-like antennae on…
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MOSI Outside: Oleander Moth
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Debunking Moth Myths for National Moth Week
Do all moths eat clothes or fly at night? No way! Learn more about the truth behind these myths and celebrate National Moth Week 2013.
birdsandbloomsblog.com/2013/07/24/myths-moth-week/
Caribbean Biodiversity : The Nerium Oleander and The Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Nerium oleander is an evergreen shrub or small tree, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium.
www.caribbeanbiodiversity.com/2013/04/the-nerium-oleander-and-polka-dot-wasp.html
My Temple of Nature: More Mesmerizing Moths
The hawk moth family includes hawk moths and sphinx moths and number over 1400 species. Besides the Snowberry Clearwing, Hummingbird Clearwing, and Hummingbird Hawk Moth (see previous post), other members of the hawk moth family include the Gardenia Bee Hawk moth.
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Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth | Wildlife of St. Martin
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Florida Gardening: Winter Lawn Watering, Oleander Moths | Amelia Island Living & Travel
A University of Florida faculty member and Nassau County Extension Horticultural Agent, Rebecca Jordi addresses some of the questions she receives about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida, in GARDEN TALK. The Extension also offers helpful clinics throughout the year, providing assistance to local gardeners...
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Oleander Hawk Moth | connie khoo siew yoong
Hi, Yesterday late afternoon I was watering the plants in my small garden. I think I have disturbed this moth because it flew out from my small plant. It landed on my auto grill. I looked at it and was shocked to see such a beautiful moth. I quickly took some images of it. This…
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