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CLOSED: what kind of butterfly/moth/bug is this?

Saint Petersburg, FL

I FOUND THIS LITTLE CREATURE ON THESE DAISIES...HE WAS THERE FOR ABOUT 1/2 HOUR, DRINKING SOMETHING WITH HIS PROBISCUS OR WHATEVER THEY DRINK WITH???...I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE...ANYONE?

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

Empyreuma affinis looks right to me too. Do you have any oleanders close by?? It is what the host plant is for it

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 9b)

trackinsand --
How did you "just happen" to know Empyreuma affinis (Possibly known as the Tiger Moth? what the Spotted Oleander Caterpillar becomes...)?

I'm impressed!
~'spin!~

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i didn't know it exactly. i knew it looked very similar to the "uncle sam moth" which is the oleander caterpillar that i see in florida, so i just did a little searching. here is a link to that one. the one above doesn't have polka-dots. http://images.google.com/images?q=syntomeida+epilais+&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

Saint Petersburg, FL

THANKS! WE USED TO HAVE OLEANDERS, BUT RIPPED THEM OUT BECAUSE OF AN INFESTATION WITH THE SPOTTED BUG...THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SEEN THAT ORANGE ONE...

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

you're very welcome. they are a part of florida and you will see them from time to time on many different plants.

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