Delicious or dangerous? Many predators would pass on these day-flying moths …and many people would be wary in their presence. In flight they closely resemble yellowjackets, even producing a droning sound to further the ruse. They can be found from Nova Scotia and the New England states, west to Vancouver, British Columbia. They are also found in the Rocky Mountain states to the Pacific Coast. The adults only live 4-10 days and are most commonly found in July and early August.
Photo by Rebecca Miner on 8/8/20 in Missoula, MT