Subject: Beautiful… Moth?
Location: 7°53’11.6″N 72°29’46.7″W
February 24, 2016 10:47 am
I was traveling in Cucuta, Colombia and noticed this interesting looking insect in the elevator with me. I would estimate the round silver piece of metal next to the bug is about 1.5″ diameter.
This gorgeous wasp mimic Tiger Moth is most likely Histioea meldolae or another member of the genus based on a posting from our own archives submitted by Karl and confirmed by Arctiid expert Julian Donahue. There is also a nice image on Hanna’s Bananas.
Thanks Daniel for the knowledge and the quick turnaround on my photo. I appreciate it!