Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon pini (Kellicott, 1881)
Aegeria pini Kellicott, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #080750
Explanation of Names
Pini is Latin for "pine." (1)
Wingspan: ♂ 28-32 mm, ♀ 32-34 mm. (2)
Larva to about 25-27 mm (Kellicott, 1881).
Pupa about 18 mm (Kellicott, 1881).
Larva - body white with a light brown head. (Kellicott, 1881).
Midwestern states east to southeastern Canada, New England south through the Appalachians. (2)
The males are strongly attracted to ZZOH/EZOH 50:50 pheromone lures and are on the wing starting in late June in Michigan.
Larvae bore under the bark of pine and spruce, principally eastern white pine
, Pinaceae) (2)
, sometimes Norway spruce
, Pinaceae). Larvae typically bore in large trees below a broken branch or scar as high as 40' up the trunk (Kellicott, 1881). (2)
It is found rarely in insect collections and museums. Trees with active larvae have pitch mass swellings on the tree trunk with a white, powdery appearance. (3)
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 264-265
, f.13 (4)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 130-131 (2)
Kellicott, D.S. 1881. Observations of several species of Ageriadae inhabiting the vicinity of Buffalo, N.Y.. The Canadian Entomologist 13(1): 5-7