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Id help needed. - Paranthrene simulans

Id help needed. - Paranthrene simulans
Tinkers Creek State Nature Preserve., Portage. County, Ohio, USA
June 17, 2013
Size: 1" approximatelyl
Another example of nature using mimicry. Can this moth be identified down to the species and can it be sexed ? Thanks in advance for the help. Long live Bugguide !

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Id help needed. - Paranthrene simulans Id help needed. - Paranthrene simulans Id help needed. - Paranthrene simulans

Mimicry
Incredible mimic! The thumbnails fooled me completely. Curiously, other specimens are not that convincing. They have more yellow than most yellowjackets.

Moved
Moved from Sesioidea.

Moth ID
This is Paranthrene simulans.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Paranthrene simulans ?
Looks like this clearwing but not an expert
http://bugguide.net/node/view/15986/bgimage

 
I believe you are right on th
I believe you are right on the money. I will wait to see if there is any other replies. Thanks. I am going to disregard the bald faced hornet id that was submitted after your id as some sort of mistake.

Bald-Faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)
The Bald-Faced Hornet, also known as the White Faced Wasp, is very aggressive and very abundant all down the East coast. They are fairly easy to identify. Although they mostly have very unique markings, they have distinguishable pure white faces and markings on the abdomen. In some cases they do have a very light yellowish hue. They are known to build their nests almost anywhere and in almost any climate. Underground, inside, in trees, high and low.

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