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.


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

  2. Good photos..Very beautiful Blog

  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 :)

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

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

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