Identification: The largest and most broad-winged of wasp moths in North America. Body metallic blue; head and sides of collar orange. Forewing deep grayish brown, metallic blue at base. Hindwing black. Fringes on all wings partly white.
Wing Span: 4-5 cm.
Life History: Diurnal.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses, irises, sedges.
Range: Labrador to Pennsylvania, west to Manitoba and Kansas.
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Observation date: Jul 03, 2016
Submitted by: pworden
Region: Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States