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Wasp-like, day-flying moths with scales absent over much of the wing area; forewings very narrow (Fig. 117); antennae frequently expanded at apex; abdomen terminating in a fan-like tuft of scales. Larvae feed and pupate within the wood or pith of host plants; crochets uniordinal, arranged in two transverse bands (Fig. 115c), but in a single row on the anal prolegs. Pupae capable of cutting their way out of the larval gallery, using the heavily sclerotized head.

Fig. 117 Right forewing and hindwing of a clearwing moth - family Sesiidae.

EXAMPLE: Synanthedon myopaeformis (apple clearwing moth).

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