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Wasp Moth

Dinia eagrus

Description:

Red and clear wings wasp moth

2 Species ID Suggestions

Wasp moth
Cosmosoma sp. Cosmosoma - Information on Cosmosoma
SarotaBoy
SarotaBoy 7 years ago
Scarlet-tipped Wasp Mimic Moth
Dinia eagrus Dinia eagrus - Information on Dinia eagrus


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5 Comments

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Wow! thanks for the info Bayucca!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Nice Diniae aeagrus or Dinia eagrus. I think the actual taxon is Diniae aeagrus, although you will find both therms. Dinia aeagrus and Dinia eagrus are the same. Originally it was written Sphinx eagrus by Cramer in 1779. In the Biologia Centrali-Americana it was still Dinia eagrus by Goodman & Salvin 1884 and Hampston called it Dinia aeagrus in 1898. Actually it was written not ae but æ which is some kind of a phonetic adaption. Eagrus or Oeagrus was the father of Odysseus in the greek mythology or better in the old history of the Kingdom of Thrace (today more or less the country of Romania). So we have again an adaption of an older name. Sometimes it was just a misspelling or a phonetic adaption meaning it was not pronounced E-agrus but Æ-agrus. Sometimes you might still read the æ letter, in German it is now ä and in modern English ae or e.
In your case both terms were accepted and I would mentioned both or better TAG them both, just for finding them during a search for one of the terms.

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Thanks Sarota boy, it does looks like a Dinia eagrus

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Thanks Kibuyu

Davidbygott
Davidbygott 7 years ago

Fantastic moth! If you browse 'Cosmosoma' you might find the species, there are many.

Diaz José Miguel
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Diaz José Miguel

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 27, 2014
Submitted on Oct 27, 2014

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