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Also known as wasp moths, C. teuthras is a beautiful species. It has clear wings as its name suggests with black and rusty-red veining. The thorax is also rusty-red with the abdomen being black with bright metallic blue spots running down each side. The antennae are long with feathering along the inner edge.
Found in a friends garden in the foot hills along with many other species.
Having done some research into the whole Cosmosoma family, there are several species that look very similar but given this ones location and general identification characteristics I believe this is correct but if anyone has another idea, please share with me.
Spotted on Apr 9, 2018
Submitted on Jul 28, 2019
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