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raspberry crown borer moth  Geotagged,Pennisetia marginata,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

raspberry crown borer moth

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  1. Wow! It's so nice to have this species documented on JungleDragon! I have always wanted to find one, but haven't yet. Posted 2 months ago
    1. It was a reluctant subject. I chased it all around the raspberry patch after I realized it was definitely not a wasp. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Otherwise the wasp would chase you! -:) Joking!
        Beautiful find! Amazing mimicry! Added to the list.
        Posted 2 months ago

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''Pennisetia marginata'', the raspberry crown borer or blackberry clearwing borer, is a moth of the family Sesiidae. The species was first described by Thaddeus William Harris in 1839. It is widespread in the United States, mainly in the east and along the Pacific Coast, ranging north into the southern parts of Canada. It is an introduced species in Hawaii.

The wingspan is 20–35 mm. Adults are on wing from July to September and are active during the day. Adults have a black body with.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Sep 6, 2022. Captured Sep 5, 2022 13:36 in 504 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98122, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/4.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 80mm