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The adult has clear wings and is wasp-like in appearance. Size: The moth is about 1 inch long with a wingspan
of 1 1/2 inches. Color: The fore wings are brown or chocolate color and the hind wings are clear with a dark
border. The larvae are pure white worms with brown heads. Order: Lepidoptera Family: Sesiidae Species:
Podosesia syringae (Harris).
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
December 11, 2014