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Cosmosoma

Mimicry abounds in the Amazon rain forest. Many species of harmless insects have evolved to look like harmful species in an attempt to ward off potential predators. This species of erebid moth (genus "Cosmosoma") resembles a stinging wasp. It is one of the more common species I've encountered at cloud forest light traps. Yanayacu Biological Station and Centre for Creative Studies, Ecuador.

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From Cloud Forest