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Synanthedon resplendens - female

Synanthedon resplendens - Female
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 10, 2007
Nectaring in Asclepias fascicularis .
Probably a female - see here: SDNHM .
Since there seem to be similar species, this may not be the correct ID.

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Synanthedon resplendens - female Synanthedon resplendens - female

2582 - Sycamore Borer Moth - Synanthedon resplendens
Looks like a match for specimen in Eichlin and Duckworth's MONA monograph, and also seems to be a match for their description in text.

Thanks, Bob,
perhaps I should invest in that tome if I expect to see other moths.

Wow! Impressive Creature.
Send one south!