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Species Synanthedon tipuliformis - Currant clearwing borer - Hodges#2553

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Sesioidea (Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Sesiinae
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Synanthedon
Species tipuliformis (Currant clearwing borer - Hodges#2553)
Hodges Number
2553
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
Sphinx tipuliformis Clerck, 1759
Sesia tipuliformis
Trochilium tipuliformis
Bembecia tipuliformis
Argeria tipuliformis
* phylogenetic sequence #079950
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet tipuliformis means "resembles a midge (Tipula)." (1), (1)
Size
Forewing length 7-9 mm. (2)
Wingspan 16-20 mm. (3)
Larva to 12-19 mm. (4)
Identification
Adult - the characteristic resting position and the huge, fan-shaped, brown-black hair pencils are a good give-away of this species (Marius Virgiliu Aurelian, 9 December, 2007). See Duckworth & Eichlin's description in Print References.
Larva - Yellow to white with dark dorsal lines, brown head and legs. (4)
Range
Temperate regions of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North America. (2)
Food
Larvae bore in the canes and branches of species of currants and gooseberries (Ribes, Saxifragaceae) and to a lesser extent blackberries (Rubus, Rosaceae). (2), (4)
Life Cycle
See Duckworth & Eichlin as well as Solomon in Print References.
Remarks
Adults attracted to (E,Z)-2,13-ODDA/(Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA pheromone lures at a 99:1 ratio (Meyer & Cranshaw, 1994).
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 285-288, pl.31, f.19 (5)
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1978. The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8 (PDF) (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 41-42 (3)
Meyer, W.L. & W.S Cranshaw 1994. Capture of Clearwing Borers (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) with three synthetic attractants in Colorado. Southwestern Entomologist 19(1): 71-76 (PDF)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 99-101, f.38 (download menu) (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1978. California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8.
3.The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae.
George P. Engelhardt. 1946. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 1-222, pl.1-32.
4.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
5.Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico.
William Beutenmüller. 1901. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 218-352, pl.29-36.