Subject: What this moth or butterfly?
Location: eastern ontario
July 26, 2012 7:27 am
I did found this moth or butterfly and this is pretty neat and I did check out on your site and you might don’t have this picture or name of the moth so you can share this picture to others.
I am just want to know this name please.
At first we thought this was an Eight Spotted Forrester, but we quickly realized that it is a different species. In our estimate, this is a Crambid Snout Moth, Desmia funeralis, a species that lacks a common name. According to BugGuide: “Also note resemblance to Forester moths (Owlet Moth family [Noctuidae], genus Alypia). This is probably a mimicry complex, since these moths and the Foresters are day-flying. Perhaps they both are mimics of a wasp?” Brightly colored diurnal moths are frequently confused with butterflies. This is a new species for our website.