Yellow-legged Clearwing (Synanthedon vespiformis)

The Yellow- legged Clearwing is a wasp- mimic moth.  It is a day- flying species on the wing between May and July,  It’s larva live and feed within tree stumps (mainly Oak) for two years before emerging.  During their flight season the adults may sometimes be seen flitting around in clearings with such tree stumps.