Following the success of my earlier identify an insect project, a Mr Sword from NASA has written to me, asking if I could help establish the identity of a rather strange, moth-like creature photographed by his daughter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Of course, I’m only too pleased to assist America’s space programme and display the picture. Apologies for the blurry nature of the image.
Whatever this winged critter is, it sure is red. This suggests to me that its natural environment is either a) Mars (it’s possible – this image was sent from NASA, remember), or in pots of rasberry jam. But I could be wrong – I’m not an expert. Can anybody shed more light on the situation by putting a name to this flying scarlet behomoth?