The Holly Borer Moth can look like a wasp at first-glance but recognizing its details will quickly reveal a moth.
Image Credit: Kevin Y. of North Carolina.
The Holly Borer Moth is typically 0.7 inches to 0.9 inches (20mm to 24mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: hairy; furry; black; yellow; wasp; clear wings; striped; stripes.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Holly Borer Moth. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Holly Borer Moth may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America