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Empyreuma pugione

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Arctiidae
Genus  Empyreuma
Order  Butterflies and moths
Class  Insecta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Empyreuma pugione spotted oleander caterpillar moth Empyreuma pugione BugGuideNet
Similar  Empyreuma, Butterflies and moths, Syntomeida epilais, Dahana atripennis, Pseudosphex

The Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Empyreuma pugione) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found on the West Indies, but has been introduced to Florida.

The wingspan is 43–48 mm. The forewings are light chocolate brown with a border fringe of deeper brown. The area between the costal and subcostal veins on the forewing is carmine red. The hindwings are entirely carmine red with a deep brown border fringe. They are day-flying.

Empyreuma pugione Empyreuma pugione The Spotted Olleander Caterpillar Moth

The larvae feed on Nerium oleander. They are light orange and hairy.

Empyreuma pugione Empyreuma affinis

Empyreuma pugione Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth Empyreuma pugione BugGuideNet

References

Empyreuma pugione Wikipedia


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