Subject: Some type of wasp….
Location: Vancouver Washington area
August 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Hello! I would like to know the identification of this flying insect please? thanks!
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American Hornet Moth

Though it is not a Wasp, it is an effective wasp mimic as the common name of the American Hornet Moth implies, and we believe we have correctly identified your individual, though a higher resolution image would be helpful.  According to BugGuide:  “In flight they closely resemble wasps, even producing the droning sound.”

Location: Vancouver, Washington

3 Responses to American Hornet Moth

  1. Amanda Fucello says:

    There must be a European Hornet Moth too because I found one (or one very similar) under my chair at a beer garden in Berlin last summer!

  2. K.Konecny says:

    I think this is what’s eating my deck but I live in North Carolina. One good thing is that it has chased away the carpenter bees

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