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Beautiful Sesiidae on Grape Leaves

An amazing bit of luck allowed me to find this wasp-mimic on some grape leaves on a mild summer day. At first look, it is strikingly similar to a wasp; however, a closer look reveals this to be a clearwing moth. This mimic even fooled my trained eye until after I looked at the photos and noticed the antennae and wing scales.

TAGS: Insect, Moth, Pennsylvania

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Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Kyle Loughlin.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 07.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 11, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Camera Make: OnePlus
Camera Model: ONEPLUS A3000
Focal Length: 4.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f2
ISO: ISO160
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