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Scarlet-Bodied Wasp Moth (Cosmosoma myrodora)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Arctiidae (ark-TYE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Cosmosoma
Species: myrodora

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Fort Myers, Florida
Gotha, Florida
La Place, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Wiggins, Mississippi
Baytown, Texas
Colmesneil, Texas

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Member Notes:

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Positive LouisianaMark On May 26, 2007, LouisianaMark from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

A really cool looking bug. They are slow flying, and have irridescent blue spots on their rear ends. The host plant for the larvae is the climbing hempweed vine (Mikania scandens).


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