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Species Synanthedon sequoiae - Sequoia Pitch Moth - Hodges#2586

Sequoia Pitch Moth Synanthedon sequoiae (Hy. Edwards) - Synanthedon sequoiae - male Sequoia Pitch Moth - Synanthedon sequoiae Sequoia Pitch Moth - Synanthedon sequoiae
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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 sequoiae (Sequoia Pitch Moth - Hodges#2586)
Hodges Number
2586
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon sequoiae (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Bembecia sequoiae Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #080775
Explanation of Names
Sequoiae named for the host genus for redwood that Edwards associated with the moth. That association was never proven.
Size
Forewing length 10-14 mm. (1)
Identification
See Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Range
Coastal California, from Monterey County north to British Columbia; one record from Colorado. (1)
Food
Larvae bore the wood of various pines, including shore pine, sugar pine, western yellow pine, Bishop pine, and Monterey pine. (1)
Life Cycle
See Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 263-264, pl.30, f.23 (2)
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) (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 181
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 127-129 (3)
Internet References
USDA Forest Service - Record of occurrence in Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines in Pacific SW region (pdf)
Sequoia Pitch Moth in Pines - Oregon State University - Occurrence in various pines and Douglas Fir in Oregon (pdf)
UC IPM Online - Biology, occurrences, and photos of adult & damage
Washington State University - Bio & Management page with photo (by Todd Murray)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.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.
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.