Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth

Cosmosoma myrodora


Landry Property

Found in tremendous numbers in the Pokeberry Patch in 2022, including one day where over 20 males were found to be gathering compounds from a dying Late Boneset plant.

The severe drought in 2023 led to seeing only a couple of individual adults throughout the whole year. Their host plant, Mikania cordifolia, struggled in the heat and drought and I fear they were severely affected locally.