Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 994821

Fireweed Clearwing Moth
Albuna pyramidalis

Observation date: July 24, 2014
Submitted by: chanwarnick
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth was very still and allowed me to get close enough to take a macro photo with a point-and-shoot. Though it's hard to tell in the photo, it looked strikingly similar to one of those twitchy, glossy black wasps you see occasionally. It wasn't until I was very close to it that I saw that it was a moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: July 28, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Wyoming, Teton County