Oleander Moths visit my yard only to nectar on my
. They resemble
wasps, which probably helps keep them safe, but they're harmless,
unless their caterpillars are eating your oleander.
Syntomeida epilais has dark wings with white dots. Empyreuma affinis has reddish-orange wings. Both
polka-dotted moths have metalic blue scales that make them shimmer in the sunlight.
This Oleander Moth was sipping nectar
in the late evening from the Buttonbush
flowers next to the
boardwalk at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands