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Photo#9620
Diurnal Moth - Sesiidae - Albuna fraxini - female

Diurnal Moth - Sesiidae - Albuna fraxini - Female
West Chicago Prairie, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
August 14, 2004
Size: 15mm
This moth appears to be in the family Sessiidae, the clearwing borers, but I cannot find these markings on any of them. Red bars on the forewings, only the hindwings are clear. Antennae hooked like some skippers, with a distinct white band. Thanks for any help!

More, larger pictures at: http://www.cirrusimage.com/moth_Albuna_fraxini.htm

Related to Tom's Albuna?
see

 
Definitely
Definitely related if not the same species to the one in the thumb - ...never mind. I see now this is a female.

 
Interesting..
Both of Tom's images are posted on mothphotographers as 2532 -- Virginia Creeper Clearwing Moth -- Albuna fraxini

 
Thanks
Thanks for finally finding a home for this moth!

Cleawing Moth
Moved from ID Request section.

Sesiidae for sure...
and maybe a female (do they generally have dark wings?) but the red wingbars and pale antennae are new to me too. (Note the spelling of Sesiidae).

 
Thanks, Robin. (You would not
Thanks, Robin. (You would not believe how many misspellings of sesiidae you'll get with a google:)

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