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QUESTION: I found this insect. I think its a red wasp but not sure any help

ANSWER: Post a photo  please

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QUESTION: Here is a pic I attached it

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This is the pupa of a moth.  It's a type of sphinx or hawkmoth.  If you google "hawkmoth" or sphinx moth" you will see pictures.

The egg hatches into a caterpillar.  The caterpillar eats, then forms into a pupa (like the photo).  Inside the pupa it turns into a moth, then splits the skin of the pupa and flies away.

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Silkworm expert. Have raised them as a hobby for 20 years. I do not identify unknown insects.

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