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Species Synanthedon alleri - Hodges#2557

Southern sesiid - Synanthedon alleri (Engelhardt) - Synanthedon alleri - male
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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 alleri (Synanthedon alleri - Hodges#2557)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon alleri (Engelhardt, 1946)
Thamnosphecia alleri Engelhardt, 1946 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #080050
Explanation of Names
Named after Thomas S. Van Aller, of Mobile Alabama, who collected the type specimens for Engelhardt.
Wingspan: ♂ 20-23 mm, ♀ 22-24 mm. (1)
Forewing length 9-12 mm. (2)
Adult - a melanistic form accounts for 5% of specimens in Florida. (2)
Across the Gulf Coast Plain from Georgia to Mississippi. (2)
Type Location: Chickasaw, Alabama.
Unknown but possibly holly (Hex) species. (2)
Print References
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 124-125, pl.26, f.157 (1)
Internet References
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.
2.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.