CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Polka-dot Wasp Moth (Syntomeida epilais)
I wasn’t close enough to get a clear shot. See below for one from 2010
Does not sting. Wasp mimic. Adults pollinate. Flies during the day
Larval hosts: Florida native: DEVIL’S POTATO; RUBBERVINE (Echites umbellatus) (limited to coast of southern Florida); Exotic: Oleander which has expanded it range throughout the U.S.
Above Shown on nectaring on Florida Native Plant: GROUNDSEL TREE; SEA MYRTLE (Baccharis halimifolia)