Subject: could this also be a scarlet bodied wasp moth
Location: edmonton alberta canada
June 22, 2013 2:02 pm
Hello, I found this guy sitting on the concrete in my back yard in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. These pictures were taken June 22nd 2013 on partially rainy partially sunny days.
We believe we have correctly identified your Douglas Fir Pitch Moth, Synanthedon novaroensis, from the Clearwing family Sesiidae, another group of wasp mimic moths. You can see one of the few other images of a live specimen on the Moth Photographers Group website. For more information, see this online article.