Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Vitacea admiranda

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

Moved from Paranthrene.

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 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

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.