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Clearwing moth? - Synanthedon pictipes

Clearwing moth? - Synanthedon pictipes
Brossard, Quebec, Canada
July 20, 2008
I think this is a clearwinged moth of some kind. It was on an Echinacia flower. This is the only shot I got before it flew off, unfortunately it's a bit shaky. Thanks.

Moved
Moved from Sesioidea.

moth ID
It appears to be the lesser peachtree borer (Synanthedon pictipes). The larvae feed on wild cherry and other related trees. The white patch of scales in front of the eyes is key to the identification.

 
thank you
Thank you very much for your very informative answer! There are in fact a large number of ornamental cherry trees close to where the photo was taken. Again, I greatly appreciate your assistance.

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