wasp mimic moth?
August 1, 2009
Hello fellow bug-nuts,
I’ve seen this moth on our central MN property several times. Maybe some sort of borer? I can’t ID it, and believe me, I’ve tried. Thanks many times for your terrific site!
St. Augusta, Central Minnesota
Thanksfor the compliment. This is indeed a Wasp Mimic Moth in the family Sesiidae. We quickly identified it as the Virginia Creeper Clearwing, Albuna fraxini, on BugGuide. In addition to Virginia Creeper, the larvae bore into several types of ash trees.