Common name of wasp moth
February 22, 2010
Here are two photos of the wasp moth Horama pretus, photographed in my room on Necker Is., BVI on Dec. 26, 2009. Is there a common name for this moth?
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Common names are not really regulated, and one insect might have numerous common names, and the same common name might also be used for numerous insects. To the best of our knowledge, Horama pretus does not have a common name other than the general Wasp Moth one. Despite not being able to provide you with a common name, we are thrilled to have your photos of this lovely Arctiid. We may try to contact Julian Donahue, an expert in the Arctiidae, to find out if he is aware of a common name.