Brief Summary

    Sesiidae: Brief Summary
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    "Clearwing moth" redirects here. For the Sphingidae genus referred to by the same name in the US, see Hemaris.

    The Sesiidae or clearwing moths are a diurnal moth family in the order Lepidoptera known for their Batesian mimicry in both appearance and behaviour of various Hymenoptera.

    The family consists of 151 genera spread over two subfamilies, containing in total 1370 species and 50 subspecies, most of which occur in the tropics, though there are many species in the Holarctic region as well, including over a hundred species known to occur in Europe.:Backcover, 6

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