Subject: Identification
Location: Hungary
July 6, 2017 11:00 am
Can you identify this (what i think is a wasp)?
Many Thanks
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Nine Spotted Moth

Dear Gregg,
We quickly identified your Tiger Moth that does mimic a stinging wasp as a Nine Spotted Moth,
Amata phegea, thanks to Robert Harding Stock Photo, and we verified that ID on Encyclopedia Online and  UK Moths which states: “The species is probably a genuine vagrant from continental Europe, with two records, one in the late 19th century, and another, photographed in Essex in 2000” and that it  “occurs naturally in Europe, especially in the south, and flies on warm sunny days in June and July.”

Location: Hungary

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