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Gymnelia Wasp Moth

Gymnelia jansonis


A diurnal moth, mostly velvety black with orange and bright blue stripes on the abdomen. The wings are mostly transparent.


In some bushes in an orange grove.


Seems there are a couple synonyms:Bombiliodes jansonis and Autochloris jansonis. Not sure which is current. Higher resolution images can be seen here,

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 4 years ago
Gymnelia Wasp Moth
Gymnelia cf. jansonis BOLD Systems: Taxonomy Browser - Gymnelia jansonis {species}


SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Thanks Rob, Stephanie and Juan for taking a look and leaving your comments

RobThacker 4 years ago

Very nice Sigg!

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Thanks for the ID bayucca.

bayucca 4 years ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Ctenuchiina, Gymnelia sp. and looks like being Gymnelia jansonis without the typically seen strong markings, maybe an older one? Please, verify!!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 4 years ago

Wonderful photos of a very beautiful moth!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 4 years ago

Very interesting. It seems is mimetic on Eulaema orchid bees

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Aug 14, 2014
Submitted on Sep 4, 2014

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