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Photo#156944
Vitacea admiranda

Vitacea admiranda
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
June 4, 2007

Moved
Moved from Paranthrene.

Moved
Moved from Paranthrene.

identification of moth
This moth is Vitacea admiranda (Hy.Edw.). Images found in an article called"Abundant Occurrence of the "rare" Vitacea admiranda (Hy.Edw.)(Sesiidae) in the coastal Bend of Texas" by Carles Bordelon Jr. and Edward Knudson, Spring 1998 of the Lepidopterist's News, correspond nicely with this photo. The authors indicate that this species is variable in color and size. The dates of flight and image date are dead on for southern TX.

Moved
Moved from Clearwing Moths.

Paranthrene sp. male
Judging by those pectinate antennae the moth shown is a member of the Paranthrene genus.

Actually a clearwing moth
in the Sesiidae here

 
Thaks! Changed name and moved
Thaks! Changed name and moved

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