Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon decipiens (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Aegeria decipiens Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #080400
Explanation of Names
Decipiens is Latin meaning "deceiving."
Adult - see Solomon in Print References.
Eastern two thirds of the United States and Canada, from Ontario south to Florida, west to Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. (1)
Larvae tunnel in the galls of cynipid wasps
and occasionally in the bark of various oaks. (1)
See Solomon in Print References.
Adults attracted to (Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA and (Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA/(E,Z)-3,13-ODDA/(Z,Z)-3,13-ODDOH blended pheromone lures (Meyer & Cranshaw, 1994).
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 300
, f.5, f.13 (4)
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New Genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 197
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 90-91
, f.136-137 (2)
Meyer, W.L. & W.S Cranshaw 1994. Capture of Clearwing Borers (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) with three synthetic attractants in Colorado. Southwestern Entomologist 19(1): 71-76 (PDF
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 83 (download menu