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Fly? - Albuna pyramidalis - female

Fly? - Albuna pyramidalis - Female
Silverton, Marion County, Oregon, USA
July 24, 2009
Size: small 1/2 inch
I've never seen this insect before. I took the photo about 11:30 am and I'm not sure what the plant is. Very interesting wings. Thanks for any help.

Thank you.
Thank you all for your help in the ID. I am learning alot. This is a terrific website! Kimberly

Moved from Sesioidea.

Moth ID
This is defininitly a female of Albuna pyramidalis. It's food plant is fireweed and is highly variable throughout its range.

Alternate ID
External transparent cell, discal spot and general wing scaling don't look right for Albuna pyramidalis. The specimen is a female but is more similar to a strawberry crown borer (which was quite abundant this year too), than a fireweed borer.

Moved from ID Request.

try looking through
Tribe Synanthedonini

moth [Sesiidae]
others will give you a more specific ID

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