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Paranthrene robiniae - female

Paranthrene robiniae - Female
Eaton Canyon Natural Area, Westside Trail, elev.~980 ft., Los Angeles County, California, USA
August 28, 2007
Found on Baccharis salicifolia (Mulefat) - chilled for photos.
Though searching for Tarantula Hawks that day, I caught what looked like a paper wasp for my 9-year old hiking partner. When looking at it in the 'bug box', I suddenly recalled the Sesiidae, the Clearwing moths.

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Paranthrene robiniae - female Paranthrene robiniae - female Paranthrene robiniae - female

Remarkable
A remarkable mimic! Sure would have fooled me.

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