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Photo#355746
Moth mimicing wasp (Sesiidae family?) - Pennisetia marginatum

Moth mimicing wasp (Sesiidae family?) - Pennisetia marginatum
Enumclaw, Forested Unincorporated King County, Washington, USA
August 22, 2009
Size: 20-25mm
I apologize for the bad photo. Is an ID still possible? This moth was on a raspberry leaf on a warm, sunny day around 3pm.

Moved
Moved from Sesioidea.

Moth ID
Yes, You are correct. It is a raspberry crown borer.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Not an ID, but...
given where you found it, and its overall appearance, could it be a female Raspberry Crown Borer (Pennisetia marginata) I wonder?


 
agreed
Pennisetia marginata, Raspberry Crown Borer

 
What do you guys think?...
Should I move it to the guide page for another WA data point? Or is the photo's quality too bad?

Also, thank you for the ID!

 
Being a relative newbie...
I'm not 100-percent clear on BugGuide etiquette. However, it's already been moved to the Sesioidea page. My inclination would be to let the moth experts hash it out from this point on. If they like it, I suspect they'll move it. :)

 
Good point :)
(I'm still a relative newbie, too)

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