What a great site, funny and very informative! I think this is a clearwing moth – I took the photo over Labor Day weekend at about 10,000 feet in the Eastern Sierra. What is it? Thanks,
We are so thrilled you appreciate our humor. We just posted a letter from an irate reader who called us rude. This is definitely one of the Wasp Mimicing Clearwing Moths in the Family Sesiidae, but the species is unknown to us.
January 19, 2009
We just approved a comment that identified this as a Fireweed Borer, Albuna pyramidalis.