The larvae of this species bore into holly trees, damaging the plant. Once they pupate and become adults, they can be found on a variety of flowers in parks, gardens and meadows during the summer months.
Details of the:
Holly Borer Moth
Category: Butterfly or Moth
Common name: Holly Borer Moth
Scientific Name: Synanthedon kathyae
Size (Adult, Length): 20mm to 24mm (0.79in to 0.94in)
Identifying Colors: black, yellow
Additional Descriptors: flying, wasp, hornet
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.