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|Sessiid Moth Head - Osminia ruficornis|
Private Collection - © 1983 George L. Venable
Medium: Pen and ink on smooth white scratchboard
Size of the original is 10x10 inches.
Revision of the clearwing moth genus Osminia (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) - W. Donald Duckworth and Thomas D. Eichlin. Publisher: City of Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983.
This is a 3/4 view of the head of the moth. The antennae are not shown as they were not the focus of the illustration. Commonly called the "Clear wing moths", Sessiid moth larvae are borers, and among them are the Peach tree and Squash vine borers.
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