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Species Synanthedon helenis - Hodges#2564

Synanthedon helenis (Engelhardt) - Synanthedon helenis - male Synanthedon pyri or helenis? - Synanthedon helenis - male Synanthedon helenis? - Synanthedon helenis - male Synanthedon helenis? - Synanthedon helenis - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Sesiinae
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Synanthedon
Species helenis (Synanthedon helenis - Hodges#2564)
Hodges Number
2564
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon helenis (Engelhardt, 1946)
Carmenta helenis Engelhardt, 1946
* phylogenetic sequence #080225
Size
Wingspan 17-22 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing mostly hyaline (clear) except for dark brownish-black scales on veins; discal bar prominent, slanted slightly toward apex, and has a few orange scales mixed with mostly black ones; outer half of area between discal bar and outer margin filled with dusky orange-brown scaling; hindwing hyaline except for veins; all wings have prominent dark fringes; antennae dark to black; abdomen dark to black with pale yellow band around second and fifth abdominal segments (adapted from description at U. of Alberta).
Range
Western Ontario to Alberta.
Type Location: Earl Grey, Saskatchewon.
Habitat
Mixedwood forests; peatlands.
Season
Adults fly in June and July in Alberta.
Print References
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 50-51, pl.20, f.112 (1)
Internet References
pinned adult image by G. Anweiler, plus habitat, flight season, description, distribution (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
Works Cited
1.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.