Curious Visitor (Clearwing Moth, Sesiidae)

moth clinging to side of glass with glare streaks

Clearwing moth (Sesiidae) caught in a glass.

This unique little critter was buzzing around inside the house, much to my surprise. I think this might be  Albuna fraxini, the Virginia creeper clearwing moth, which I have only seen on two other occasions. I didn’t take many shots, feeling not so inspired and knowing the difficulty with an active captive (which said difficulty would be driven home not too far in the future). I got one decent one, this one, and soon after released it outside. (Black and white version below.)

moth clinging to side of glass with glare streaks

Clear-wing moth (Sesiidae) caught in a glass. (Black and white version)

 

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