Polka-dotted Wasp Moth by May Lattanzio

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Small 9.1" x 8.0"
Medium 13.6" x 12.0"
Large 18.1" x 16.0"
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A day-flying moth, slightly over an inch long. Appears black until the sun hits it and then it turns metallic blue.
The red tip on the posterior is a warning to predators.
Though it mimics a wasp, it is totally harmless; a nectaring moth.

Here it is in Bidens alba. It also loves to nectar in goldenrod. It is know also as the Oleander Moth, and its host plant for the caterpillars is the Oleander. http://www.killerplants.com/renfields-garden/20...

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Comments

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1over 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot…….lovely colour!!

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 5 years ago

    oh what a neat creature! i don’t think i’ve ever seen one before…love the flashy rump

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Interesting looking creature, nice work


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