Sorry, the pic didn’t attach. I’ll try again. Found this picture on a website message board. It says this insect was on a leaf by a swimming pool near Cancun, Mexico. Is this a wasp? They said they have just started seeing these recently there and that they seem to be in pairs. thanks

Hi Danni,
We did not realize until we had begun posting this that you are not the originator of the image. This is some species of Wasp Mimic Moth in the family Sesiidae.

Update:  February 15, 2016
Thanks to a new query, we realized that though we made some corrections to this posting in the past, we did not include the name, the Texas Wasp Moth,
Horama panthalon.

Location: Cancun, Mexico

2 Responses to Texas Wasp Moth from Mexico

  1. MichaelH says:

    This looks like Horama as well, maybe Horama panthalon.

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