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Black-banded Wasp Moth

Syntomeida melanthus

Description:

I think it is a moth in pretty bad shape but you can still see the bright blue and orange color of the body.

Habitat:

In a creek in an oak forest.

13 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you António

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

gorgeous Luis congratulations

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Marco Antonio

MarcoAntonio
MarcoAntonio 9 years ago

Beautiful!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Charrey Mae, but it was Bayucca who ID this spotting, He deserves the credit.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Bayucca for the ID and the link. I really appreciate it.

iamcherreymaiya
iamcherreymaiya 9 years ago

Mine might be a Yellow-banded Wasp Moth... Thank God for your spotting I finally got a name for mine.. :-)

iamcherreymaiya
iamcherreymaiya 9 years ago

Do you think they are the same creature? http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/102...

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Fits perfectly with Syntomeida melanthus, besides the longer white stripe at the forewing. If you look carefully you might see some differences in the inensity in the middle of the stripe. There should be an interruption for being the perfect Melanthus. Might be an artefact or a color variation. I can't judge this variation however.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Karen

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Candice

CandiceB
CandiceB 9 years ago

Very cool

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on May 2, 2012

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