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Subject:  Please indentify this insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Goa india
Date: 10/31/2018
Time: 12:09 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug/bee/moth has colour codes like a resistor. Width about 1.5 inch
How you want your letter signed:  Ap

Wasp Moth

Dear Ap,
This is one of the diurnal Tiger Moths in the subtribe Ctenuchina, a group sometimes called Wasp Moths as many are effective wasp mimics.  Though your image has some serious degradation, the colors and markings are defined enough for us to have found what we believe to be a matching image of 
Euchromia elegantissima on FlickR,  though we would not discount that it might be Euchromia polymena.

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Subject:  Moth?
Geographic location of the bug:  St Petersburg,  FL
Date: 10/09/2018
Time: 06:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this insect fluttering around my backyard. I suspect it is some kind of moth.  It was October 6th around 1430. Each time it landed it would pump it’s wings several times slowly before settling down.  What a beauty.  Um…. what is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Del

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth

Dear Del,
This Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth is a very effective wasp mimic.  Though you are not located for a direct hit, we hope you don’t have much damage from Hurricane Michael.

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth

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Subject:  Unknown bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Tanzania,, Africa
Date: 08/16/2018
Time: 11:12 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Bug seen today at 15.00 near Arusha  Tanzania.
Please identify for me.
How you want your letter signed:  Ivan Wood

Heady Maiden Moth

Dear Ivan,
This is a diurnal Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, and we previously identified it as a Heady Maiden Moth,
Amata cerbera, and we received a comment identifying it as Amata mogadorensis, but with no explanation on how to distinguish the two species.  Lepiforum has images of the latter and iNaturalist has images of the former.  At least we know the genus is correct, and we are going with the Heady Maiden Moth because we like the common name.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you for your prompt & comprehensive reply, I am really impressed with your service.
Kind regards,
Ivan

  

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Subject:  Black & white moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern Ohio
Date: 08/04/2018
Time: 08:59 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Curious as to what this moth is, have tried googling it but no luck.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious Rae

Clymene Moth

Dear Curious Rae,
This is a Clymene Moth,
Haploa clymene, and according to Butterflies and Moths of North America:  “Conspicuous on leaves during the day; active both day and night.”

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Subject:  Cool moth
Geographic location of the bug:  West Michigan
Date: 08/02/2018
Time: 11:16 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This is the coolest moth, have no idea why it is in my living room.  Would like to know what it is and the caterpillar that goes with it please.
How you want your letter signed:  Tracie

Clymene Moth

Dear Tracie,
This is a Clymene Moth,
Haploa clymene, and this is an image of its caterpillar from BugGuide.

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Subject:  Black and yellow bug, 1cm long
Geographic location of the bug:  Huntsville, Alabama
Date: 07/29/2018
Time: 12:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This bug is on  curtains  in my closet, here in north Alabama. It is about 1 cm long. What do you think it is? I have enjoyed your page for many years. Thank you for what you do!
How you want your letter signed:  Elizabeth Simmons

Newly Eclosed Tiger Moth

Dear Elizabeth,
This is a newly eclosed Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae.  Since it has recently emerged from the pupal state, its wings have not yet fully expanded and hardened.  Based on BugGuide images, we believe it is in the genus
Apantesis, formerly Grammia.  It poses no threat to you or your home.

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