What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

red/blue flying dealie
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 7:56 PM
This bug flew in through an open window and proceeded to land on my shirt where it stayed for quite some time, alowing me to take a good clean picture of it. Never could quite figure out what kind of bug it was though…
Dave
Houston, TX

Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth

Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth

Hi Dave,
The Scarlet Bodied Wasp Moth, Cosmosoma myrodora , is a moth species that mimics wasps as a means of survival.  Since the harmless moth resembles a stinging wasp, many predators will give leave it alone.

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