Oleander Moth

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 which this species belongs because of their resemblance to some wasps. The moth's body and wings are a beautiful iridescent blue/green. Small white dots are found on the body. wings, legs, and antennae, and the tip of the abdomen is red/orange. These moths are slow-flying and active during daylight hours which contrasts them with other moth species which are usually nocturnal.

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