Class: Insecta / Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Sesioidea / Family: Sesiidae
Size 15-21 mm.
Degraded areas, low scrub, sea level
Fly between June and September
The body of these moths is black, with six narrow yellow and transverse bands in the males (hence the common name), while the females may have only five yellow bands. The antennas are relatively thick. In males they are usually black, while in females they may be black with an ocher band or basically ocher with a black apex. The front wings show a yellowish or orange apex, a yellow orange spot separating two transparent areas and brown orange margins. The abdominal brush is black with yellow lines. The legs are yellow.
Diurnal, better found with the use of pheromone lures (which only attract males)