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Clearwing Moth - Paranthrene tabaniformis

Clearwing Moth - Paranthrene tabaniformis
Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
July 17, 2013
Can anyone tell me which clearwing moth this is? It was nectaring on a Queen Anne's Lace at 1:00 p.m. in a large
field in town which isn't cut. There is an abundance of Queen Anne's Lace, Goldenrod and Tansy. When I first saw
it, I thought it was a wasp so I figure it's a wasp mimic. The location is in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
near Lake Superior.

Moved
Moved from Sesioidea.

MOTH ID
This is Paranthrene tabaniformis. The larvae feed on native willows found on dunes, along streams and wet meadows.

 
Moth ID
Thank you William for the identification. I find the clearwing moths
fascinating in their resemblance to wasps and hornets. Lynn Murphy

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