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Vermillion Mimic Wasp Moth

Cosmosoma auge

Description:

The Vermillion Mimic Wasp Moth has beautiful glass wings, detailed antennae, and wonderful shiny blue spots on its abdomen and head, its mainly colored orange with black patches, their legs have both of this colors, this is the characteristic that differentiate this species with C. myrodora, that's why its a mimic wasp moth. this specimen was relly calm even though they was light all over the place.

Habitat:

Grasslands

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Vermillion Wasp Mimic
Cosmosoma auge Cosmosoma auge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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4 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Great spotting :)

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Wow! I didn't saw that coming! Thanks a lot for clearing out the confusion, I'm still amazed with this! But I have seen your suggested species and concluded you're right, but the confusion was really inevitable, they really look alike, just some little yet important details. Thank you so much!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Cosmosoma auge. There are some taxonomic confusion, however, Myrodora is not found in Colombia and there are differences: Auge has bicolored legs, behind the head is an interrupted red patch. Myrodora has unicolored legs and a fully red patch behind the head, or at least this criteria is matching for most of the pictures you will see.
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.ed...

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Thanks a lot for the ID EnvUnlimited!

Nimbid Ditavi
Spotted by
Nimbid Ditavi

Cundinamarca, Colombia

Spotted on Apr 4, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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