According to Bugguide, this beautiful moth in the larval stage feeds on the roots of evening
primrose. Clearwing moths have markings that resemble wasps and most people are
fooled by them when they first see them. This one was flying low and very slowly
over the desert rocks in Tooele County, Utah. The web page "Beetles in the Bush"
has a good article on this moth (scroll down a couple of paragraphs to where the
photo is). It has some wonderful information about Euhagena nebraskae.
© Carol Davis 10-5-2017
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