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Spotted Oleander Moth Catepillar

Empyreuma affinis

Habitat:

In my yard

Notes:

Eating Adenium obesum (Desert Rose)

6 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fantastic capture!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks Karen & Textless.

textless
textless 9 years ago

Great pictures!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very nice!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks for the info! I had never seen this species. The Oleander Caterpillar gets on Adenium obesum, too, so that doesn't surprise me.

florida33girl
florida33girl 9 years ago

Interesting that you note it was eating Desert Rose. Although Adenium obesum is in the same family as oleander (dogbane/Apocynaceae), the University of Florida extension page notes that the only known host plant is Oleander (Nerium spp.).

ceherzog
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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 26, 2011
Submitted on Nov 30, 2011

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