Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school


Phoenicoprocta sanguinea


Thank you, once again...

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 10 years ago
Phoenicoprocta sanguinea Phoenicoprocta sanguinea

Sign in to suggest organism ID

35 Comments (1–25)

AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

bayucca 10 years ago

Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae, Phoenicoprocta sanguinea.

hmmm similar: Cosmosoma demantria, Nyridela chalciope, Pheia daphanea

looks like Cosmosoma teuthras& Cosmosoma auge had fun together....

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

This one surely in Ctenuchini tribe of wasp moths. Very much alike its ventral part of abdomen find in Aethria genus.
Big list here...

MatthewKritzer 11 years ago

Yes, have known that this is in the family ctenuchidae...but what type? Have not found this color pattern, thus far, on line...the closest is a Caribbean variety...however, would welcome more input...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

Hi, this is a Cthenuchidae moth

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

awesome colours.

SusanaGarcíaBlanco 11 years ago

yo creo que tb es un Arctidae, más que un zygaenidae... sigo buscando... No tienes el libro de DeVries?

raulalsc 11 years ago

tan pequeño y tan reluciente !

Stunning colors!

Ronald and Amissa
Ronald and Amissa 11 years ago

damn you Costa Rica & your colorful bugs!

MatthewKritzer 11 years ago

Interesting that a Cosmosoma, henceforth unknown in the United States was recently discovered in Texas...ours, here, has a pattern that has yet to have been seen anywhere, at least so far as we know...

MatthewKritzer 11 years ago

Under Google's images of Cosmosoma Photos, there are many examples of Cosmosoma with yellow or orange bars on either side of the thorax and the white tipped antennae...all similar but not same pattern as my spotting...

yes, lori, I hate catalogs with pinned and dried up insects...they should have natural shots in reference books...

lori.tas 11 years ago

Try here, Matthew:

The specimens are dried, and somewhat difficult to translate into their living appearance, but it looked to me like Cosmosoma centralis had the yellow bars on either side of the thorax, and the white tipped antennae.

MatthewKritzer 11 years ago

It is, for sure, a species of Cosmosoma, Lori, but have not found this particular coloration pattern anywhere on line...found similar but nothing matches exactly.

lori.tas 11 years ago

Has anyone mentioned the possibility of it being a Cosmosoma species?

MatthewKritzer 11 years ago

Perhaps, Ashish, if it is a new species, we can name it a Noah arc tidae...hahaha...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Is Matthew discovered Costa Rican surprise..?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Please check its wasp moth of Arctiidae family and Genus of Cosmosoma
Following is similar, may not exact specie.

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 11 years ago

colorful...never seen

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Wasp moth

TracyL 11 years ago

It looks like it could be some kind of borer moth. nice shot by the way!

SusanEllison 11 years ago

Thanks Ken for sharing all the educational is good to learn from each other so we can be more informed.

Spotted by

Bahía Ballena, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Jul 29, 2011

Related Spottings

Moth Clear winged moth Clearwing moth Scarlet-tipped wasp mimic

Nearby Spottings

Roadside Hawk White ginger or Ginger lily walking stick type Green and Black Poison dart frog
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team