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Scarlet-tipped Wasp Moth

Dinia aeagrus/eagrus


Beautiful Moth..I think?! Straggling with the heavy winds and a broken wing, long bright/red and black tail, comb antennae, clear wings I saw yellow, pink, red, on them some white on the chest then black in the middle it stayed in the Passion Flower as red as her tail.

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Wasp Moth
Dinia eagrus Dinia eagrus

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Stanislav Greš
Stanislav Greš 8 years ago

simple -> beauty !

JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Oh my gosh! So beautiful and you captured its image so well!

Looking forward to your fine spottings, KarenSaxton.

Thank you so much, Adarsha B S...Yes, a present for sure for a man, with the black and bright red... : )

Thank you, LaurenZarate.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I really love these moths. Saw one in Zimbabwe that was nearly identical to a very common species of wasp. It will be awhile before I post either wasp or moth, but I did get them both :)

Oh.. bayucca I can always count on you, thank you so much for the clarification I did place both spellings, I was so confused by everyone in the internet saying: Dinia aeagrus or eagrus!!?? that I place both. Thank you again.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

What a beautiful moth!
Can be a beautiful gift to someone :)

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Gorgeous moth Gilma!

bayucca 8 years ago

Dinia aeagrus and Dinia eagrus are the same. Originally it was written Sphinx eagrus by Cramer in 1779. In the Biologia Centrali-Americana it was still Dinia eagrus by Goodman & Salvin 1884 and Hampston called it Dinia aeagrus in 1898. Actually it was written not ae but æ which is some kind of a phonetic adaption. Eagrus or Oeagrus was the father of Odysseus in the greek mythology or better in the old history of the Kingdom of Thrace (today more or less the country of Romania). So we have again an adaption of an older name. Sometimes it was just a misspelling or a phonetic adaption meaning it was not pronounced E-agrus but Æ-agrus. Sometimes you might still read the æ letter, in German it is now ä and in modern English ae or e.
In your case both terms were accepted and I would mentioned both or better TAG them both, just for finding them during a search for one of the terms.
I once did it as well like you ;-)...

Everywhere I looked it said Aeagrus or Eagrus??!! And all from Costa Rica...?!
I will edit it that way...?!

Thank you, Leana Lahom-Cristobal.

Tom15 8 years ago

Jacob, I think you did more research on this than me. I stopped when I found one that looked right from Central America. I'd go with the one you found documented from Costa Rica.

Awesome find Gilma!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Lovely find, Gilma! Tom, I wasn't sure whether to call this D. aeagrus or D. eagrus, but when I checked BOLD, I noticed that Mr. Janzen has only documented D. eagrus in Costa Rica. That being said, there is still a possibility this D. aeagrus is found in Costa Rica, though his comprehensive studies appear to have not documented that species.

Thank you, Jakubko, You also got it right, I just do not know if the spelling is Aeagrus or Eagrus.... ??!!

Yes, Tom15, You got it.... : ) "Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic Dinia aeagrus" Thank you so much .

Tom15 8 years ago

Gilma, I think I found your moth ID. Dinia aeagrus
Look at this web site and see what you think.

Thank you, Leuba.
I was upset because it was so windy and the Moth was never still for a good picture, but some were kind of ok... : (

Thank you, Sergio Monteiro.

Wasp Moth? Thank you, Tom15, it is a start to an ID.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

What a great-looking moth. Lovely shots, Gilma !

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

What a beauty!!!

Tom15 8 years ago

Gilma, that's a great looking wasp moth! Nice find and thanks for sharing.

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 21, 2014
Submitted on Jan 22, 2014

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