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Species Synanthedon novaroensis - Douglas-Fir Pitch Moth - Hodges#2584

 Douglas -Fir Pitch Moth Synanthedon novaroensis (Hy. Edwards) - Synanthedon novaroensis - male Douglas Fir Pitch Moth - Synanthedon novaroensis Douglas Fir Pitch Moth - Synanthedon novaroensis Sesiidae  - Synanthedon novaroensis Sesiidae. Possibly Synanthedon novaroensis.  - Synanthedon novaroensis Lace wing lobster  - Synanthedon novaroensis Lace wing lobster  - Synanthedon novaroensis Flying black and orange insect - Synanthedon novaroensis
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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 novaroensis (Douglas-Fir Pitch Moth - Hodges#2584)
Hodges Number
2584
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon novaroensis (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Aegeria novaroensis Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #080725
Explanation of Names
Specific name novaroensis from the type locality of "Novaro", California, a probable misspelling of Navarro.
Size
Forewing length 10-12 mm. (1)
Wingspan: ♂ 24-30 mm, ♀ 30-34 mm. (2)
Identification
See Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Range
Southern California mountains, northern California north to Alaska, west as far as Montana. (1), (3)
Type Locality: Novaro, Mendocino County, California.
Food
Larvae bore primarily in spruces, but also pines in association with spruce; including Engelmann spruce, Sitka spruce, shore pine, western white pine, western yellow pine, and Douglas fir. (1)
Life Cycle
See Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Print References
Beutenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 289, pl.31, f.14 (4)
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): 199-200
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 129-130 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.14.5m, p.125 (3)
Internet References
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.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.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
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.