Strawberry crown moth (Synanthedon bibionipennis)
Although the strawberry crown moth (Synanthedon bibionipennis) has beautifully ornate, iridescent markings, it is generally considered an agricultural pest due to its larvae feeding on strawberries and a variety of other plants in the rose family (Rosaceae). Like other borer moths in the family Sesiidae, this species bears a resemblance to a hornet — an example of mimicry which helps enable daytime activity by reducing the risk of predation.
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