Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas) ~ the tip of the moth's wing is camouflaged to resemble the head of a distinctive cobra snake. When disturbed, the Atlas moth falls to the ground and writhes about to complete the illusion.
This is the recently discovered poodle moth photographed by taxonomist Dr Arthur Anker during a recent trip to Venezuela. Poodle moth isn't its official name though, that's just what people are calling it until it can be properly classified.
Their larvae are ectoparasites (external parasites) of other bee and wasp larvae. The name 'cuckoo wasp' comes from the fact that this insect, like the cuckoo bird, lays her eggs in the nest of an unsuspecting host.