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Species Sesia tibiale - American Hornet Moth - Hodges#2543

American Hornet Moth - Sesia tibiale - male Poplar clearwing borer - Hodges#2543 Female? - Sesia tibiale Poplar clearwing borer - Hodges#2543 Female? - Sesia tibiale hornet moth  - Sesia tibiale - female Sesia tibiale Yellow Jacket Mimic Moth - Sesia tibiale Yellow Jacket Mimic Moth - Sesia tibiale Nice Vespula mimic - Sesia tibiale
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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 Sesiini
Genus Sesia
Species tibiale (American Hornet Moth - Hodges#2543)
Hodges Number
2543
Other Common Names
Poplar clearwing borer
Cottonwod crown borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sesia tibiale (Harris, 1839)
Trochilium tibiale Harris, 1839
Sesia tibialis
Aegeria tibialis
* phylogenetic sequence #079625
Size
Forewing length 12-19 mm. (1)
Range
Nova Scotia and New England, west to Vancouver, British Columbia, Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, west to the Pacific Coast. (2)
Food
The larvae bore into the bark and wood of the lower trunk or exposed roots of species of Salicaceae; including Populus alba, P. candicans, P. deltoides, P. fremontii, P. tremuloides, P. trichocarpa, and Salix spp. (2)
Remarks
In flight they closely resemble wasps, even producing the droning sound. (2)
Strongly attracted to (Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA/(E,Z)-3,13-ODDA/(Z,Z)-3,13-ODDOH blended pheromone lures (Meyer & Cranshaw, 1994). (1)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 259-260, pl.33, f.13 (3)
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: 175-178 (4)
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)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.14.1f, p.124 (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
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.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.
4.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.