Wonderful male, wasp-mimicking moth! The wings have a clear window giving it the Clearwing common name. This mimics our local California Paper Wasp quite well: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/140.... This species is described as having the first three segments being black but this one is a yellow variety.
Buckwheat in riparian area
First for Project Noah! Finally confirmed by Bug Guide and of course bayucca :)
Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.01
Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on May 20, 2014
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