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Species Paranthrene pellucida - Pin Oak Clearwing - Hodges#2527.1

Paranthrene pellucida Greenfield & Karandinos - Paranthrene pellucida - male Pin Oak Clearwing - Paranthrene pellucida Paranthrene pellucida - male Sesiidae - Paranthrene pellucida Pin Oak Clearwing - Paranthrene pellucida Pin Oak Clearwing - Paranthrene pellucida Pin Oak Clearwing - Paranthrene pellucida
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Tinthiinae
Tribe Paranthrenini
Genus Paranthrene
Species pellucida (Pin Oak Clearwing - Hodges#2527.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paranthrene pellucida Greenfield & Karandinos, 1979
* phylogenetic sequence #079175
Explanation of Names
Pellucida is derived from Latin meaning "transparent." (1)
Wingspan: ♂ 29 mm, ♀ 32 mm (Greenfield & Karandinos 1979).
Larva to about 25 mm. (2)
Adult - the lack of scaling on the forewing is a key feature. (3)
Larva - grayish body, brown head and light brown thoracic shield. (2)
This species has been collected in Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Maryland, and Michigan. (3), (2)
Type Specimen: Arena, Iowa County, Wisconsin.
Larvae bore in oaks, specifically pin oak (Quercus palustris, Fagaceae) and black oak (Quercus palustris) (Greenfield & Karandinos 1979).
Life Cycle
Emergence of adults appeared to be synchronized to even numbered years. (3)
Large numbers of moths have been taken with ZZA pheromone lures in July in Michigan. Males very active between 5-7 PM. (3), (2)
See Also
Paranthrene simulans
Print References
Greenfield, M.D. & M.G. Karandinos 1979. New Species Of Paranthrene (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 81(3): 499-504
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 38-40, f.13 (Download Options) (2)
Taft, W.H., D. Smitley, J.W. Snow 1991. A Guide to the Clearwing Borers (Sesiidae) of the North Central United States. Michigan State University, North Central Regional Publication 394. pp.30 (updated 2004)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
3.Paranthrene pellucida Greenfield & Karandinos