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Species Synanthedon sigmoidea - Willow Clearwing - Hodges#2569

Synanthedon sigmoidea - male
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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 sigmoidea (Willow Clearwing - Hodges#2569)
Hodges Number
2569
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon sigmoidea (Beutenmüller, 1897)
Sesia sigmoidea Beutenmüller, 1897
* phylogenetic sequence #080350
Explanation of Names
Sigmoidea is derived from Greek meaning "S-shaped."
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 18-24 mm, ♀ 22-26 mm. (1)
Larva to about 12 mm. (2)
Identification
Larva - body white, brown head and thoracic shield. (2)
Range
The Midwest to the Rockies, southern Canada and Maine south to the Carolinas in the Appalachian Mountains. (3), (2)
Food
Larvae bore in low growing willows (Salix) and occasionally mature trees. (3), (1)
Remarks
Woodpeckers prey on the larvae. (2)
Print References
Beutenmüller, W. 1897. Notes on some species of North American moths. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 9: 214
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 303, pl.31, f.20f (4)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 125-126 (1)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 89-91, f.35 (download menu) (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
3.Synanthedon sigmoidea
4.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.