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Polka-Dot Wasp Moth

Syntomeida epilais

Description:

Photo take near home on and oleander plant this is a beautiful moth about 4 cm wingspan dark blue color whit white spots and a red back part of the abdomen. common in this area.

Habitat:

They prefer neotropic areas, to which they are native.

Notes:

Females contact male polka-dot wasp moths by means of ultrasonic signals. On the branch, the sound travels, and then the male follows the sound to his new mate. When he reaches her, he emits an answering signal.

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Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Aug 7, 2012
Submitted on Aug 7, 2012

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