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Species Synanthedon dominicki - Hodges#2562

Synanthedon dominicki Duckworth and Eichlin - Synanthedon dominicki - male
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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 dominicki (Synanthedon dominicki - Hodges#2562)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon dominicki Duckworth & Eichlin, 1973 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #080175
Explanation of Names
This species was named for Dr. Richard B. Dominick of South Carolina, whose plantation supplied the type specimen.
Forewing length: ♂ 7-9 mm, ♀ 9-10 mm (Brown, Eichlin & Snow, 1985).
Adult - male: see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References. Female: see Brown, Eichlin & Snow.
North Carolina to Florida and Alabama. (2)
Type Location: Charleston, S.C.
Adults active March through April in Florida flying in mid afternoon (1300-1600 hours) (Brown, Eichlin & Snow, 1985).
A single female was netted in association with water locust (Gleditsia aquatica Marshall, Fabaceae) but is not confirmed as the host (Brown, Eichlin & Snow, 1985).
Print References
Brown, L.N., T.D. Eichlin & J.W. Snow. 1985. Ecological notes on Synanthedon dominicki Duckworth and Eichlin (Sesiidae) in Florida and first description of the female. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(3): 196-200, f.1-4
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (2)
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1973. New species of clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 75(2): 158 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New species of Clearwing Moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from North America.
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1973. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 75(2): 150-159.
2.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.