A wasp-mimicking moth

Main report: Rare footage of a new clearwing moth species from Malaysia reveals its behavior
Other Reporting: SciNews (Video by M Skowron Volponi), Phys.org, Zookeys
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Pyrophleps ellawi
Species named for: authors' friend EL Law
Categories: Insects | New Species
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A wasp-mimicking clearwing moth from the Malaysia peninsula has been filmed and described for the first time.

The moth Pyrophleps ellawi from Peninsular Malaysia. Photo by Marta Skowron-Volponi

The new species of clearwing moth sucks up fluids from pebbles on a river bank. Credit: Marta Skowron Volponi & Paolo Volponi Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-09-rare-footage-clearwing-moth-species.html#jCp

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