Subject: Moth id
Geographic location of the bug: Monkton MD
Time: 11:35 AM EDT
I think this is a moth? It was found in early November on Hillside Sheffield Pink Chrysanthemum (although not native, it is a wonderful pollinator plant).
How you want your letter signed: Sue Myers
This is an Orange-Collared Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis, and according to BugGuide: “Adults fly from May to October or first hard frost.” As an aside, there is also Flower Fly in the upper left corner of your image. As a further aside, we were amused that in renaming your image for our archives, we discovered another Scape Moth submitted by a woman named Sue already existed in our archives.
Thank you so much! Wonderful information!
Ladew Topiary Gardens