[Taxacom] Mystery photo

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Oct 25 15:33:51 CDT 2012

Thanks James, but this seems unlikely, as, some extra information I didn't tell you, is that the insect is only supposed to be about 2mm long!
It seems that different people can interpret it as just about any order of insect: Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Thysanoptera, ...

From: James K Adams <jadams at daltonstate.edu>
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        Not sure about the white "things", but this insect is a moth of some kind (in the Erebidae: Arctiinae), just in case anyone cares.

James K. Adams
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