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Clearwing Wasp Moth - Synanthedon resplendens - male

Clearwing Wasp Moth - Synanthedon resplendens - Male
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 17, 2008
Size: 2cm (3/4")
Found this one in my backyard. But 99% sure that it hatched from the White Oak tree in the front yard where the other photos were taken the same day about 6 hours later. A couple years ago there were about 10 on the tree in July with a lot of the empty casings still in the tree.

This is as far as I can go with ID. Move if in wrong section please.


Nice photos, Bruce,
but they're not of the same specimen. The one on the leaf is a male, note the generally darker appearance, and dark anal tuft. Also, note the more pectinate antenna.
The other two images are of a female, generally yellower (compare the abdominal bands, they're not identical with the first image), with a yellow anal tuft.
Please unlink the male from the two females which can then be posted separately.

for all the info. Appreciate it. Unlinked and fixed them I believe.
Thanks again for the help.

Moved from Synanthedon.

Moved from Penstemonia.

Wasn't sure it was in the right place to start. Any help would be appreciated.

specimen ID
It's Synanthedon resplendens. They feed on sycamore and live oak. nice photos.

Moved from Synanthedon.

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