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Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic

Dinia mena

Description:

large, furry red and black body

Habitat:

edge of tropical rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this on the same patch of Ageratum as my last spotting. I was really happy to see the first clearwing, I couldn't believe that I saw another and then another!

2 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic
Dinia mena GlobalTwitcher.com
Clearwing moth
Dinia aeagrus


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16 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Luis and Leanne.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great find Dan!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Oh it's beautiful! :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Noel and Matthijs.

Matthijs
Matthijs 8 years ago

very nice indeed.. !

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Wow! What a great spot Dan!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the species ID, no need to apologize. Thank you Scott, Mona, injica and Gerardo for the comments.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Fantastic spot :)

injica
injica 8 years ago

Beautiful :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

I apologize, but it is the other one: Dinia mena. Almost identical and yet slightly different if you look at the "tail" and the squared black patch. To my knowledge there are no reports of Aeagrus in Colombia.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/caranpaima/...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ziad_nomadi...
Dinia aeagrus from Costa Rica:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominikhofe...

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Wow.. what a beauty.. Very Nice series..

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 8 years ago

wow, glad you saw so many, thanks for the pics

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Seriously? A conspiracy of the gods! I'm jealous!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

If two is beyond luck, what is three?! I saw one more.

Stunning!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Now that is beyond luck!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Putumayo, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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