Synanthedon rileyana


Common Names: Horsenettle borer, Riley's clearwing moth
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Moths


An impressive example of Batesian mimicry, this harmless moth resembles a wasp. The wingspan is 20–23 mm.

The larvae feed on Solanum carolinense (horse nettle) which is a common weed found in sandy soils. Adults are on wing from May to September.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: They are moths and do not sting.
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