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Ken Ramos
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Not Sure What This Is...

Post by Ken Ramos »

...could be a moth of somekind, kind of fuzzy it is. Appeared at first to be a wasp or bee of some kind but on second thought, maybe a mimic, dunno? :D

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Post by Planapo »

Hi again, Ken!

It´s nice to have pretty much wildlife around the place one works, isn´t it !?

Yeah, it looks like sesiid Lepidoptera you shot here. I´ll leave details and further confirmation to others. (Hello Rik!? :D)

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Post by MacroLuv »

What a masquerade! :D
It looks like a wasp, has an attitude as fly and flat antennae like a moth. 8)
This guy is really capable to fooled hasty observer. :lol:
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Planapo wrote:Yeah, it looks like sesiid Lepidoptera you shot here. I´ll leave details and further confirmation to others. (Hello Rik!? :D)
I agree. See for example http://bugguide.net/node/view/87333/bgpage.

I see these things only very very rarely, and they fake me out every time!

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Post by Bruce Williams »

This is a really nice clean, well exposed shot - and what a surprising case of mimicry. The natural world never ceases to amaze does it :D

Nice capture.

Bruce

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks everyone :D Yes, it is nice to have a place of employment where one can persue their interests during off times (lunch). I found this little thing along the tree line at the field behind the plant where I work, at first glance I thought it to be a yellowjacket, because they are quite active this time of year but after having downloaded and taken a good look at the image, I realized it wasn't. It is a master of disguise it seems. :D

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Post by beetleman »

Thats a really incredible insect Ken. I had no Idea a moth would mimic a wasp :shock:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Me neither Doug but I at first was thinking it was a wasp, until I downloaded and got a real good look.

Thanks Doug :D

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