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Species Synanthedon decipiens - Oak Gall Borer - Hodges#2571

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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 decipiens (Oak Gall Borer - Hodges#2571)
Hodges Number
2571
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon decipiens (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Aegeria decipiens Hy. Edwards, 1881
Sesia decipiens
* phylogenetic sequence #080400
Explanation of Names
Decipiens is Latin meaning "deceiving."
Size
Forewing length 8-10 mm. (1)
Wingspan 13-18 mm. (2), (3)
Larva to about 13 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult - see Solomon in Print References.
Range
Eastern two thirds of the United States and Canada, from Ontario south to Florida, west to Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. (1), (3)
Food
Larvae tunnel in the galls of cynipid wasps and occasionally in the bark of various oaks. (1), (3)
Life Cycle
See Solomon in Print References.
Remarks
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).
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 300, pl.31, 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) (1)
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, pl.22, 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) (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.
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.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
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.