Friday, December 9, 2011

Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth

Scarlet-Bodied Wasp Moth (Cosmosoma myrodora).  This small, brightly colored, wasp-like creature is actually a moth mimicing a wasp in order to avoid predators.

Feeding on a Common Beggar-Tick (Bidens alba) wildflower.



So many moths, so little time!

 

My very helpful Kaufman's Field Guide.

5 comments:

  1. The little colorful beauty looks artificial. Good photos. All of your nature work it well done.

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  2. Good photos..Very beautiful Blog

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  3. Beautiful insects, so coulorful! I just found your blog and must say you have some very nice and interesting photos here. How great to see the nature around Florida here below and I really liked the Limpkin, such a geourgeous bird. Greetings Susanne :)

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  4. I love the pictures! Thank you for following my blog :)

    I hope we can keep sharing experiences and photography tricks ;)

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  5. Wow - wonderful pictures! Greetings from Norway :)

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