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Species Synanthedon sapygaeformis - Florida Oakgall Moth - Hodges#2573

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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 sapygaeformis (Florida Oakgall Moth - Hodges#2573)
Hodges Number
2573
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon sapygaeformis (Walker, 1856)
Aegeria sapygaeformis Walker, 1856
Trochilium sapygaeformis
Sesia sapygaeformis
Pyrrhotaenia sapygaeformis
* phylogenetic sequence #080450
Explanation of Names
Latin Sapygae- "of Sapyga" + forma- "form or appearance"
Sapyga is a genus of wasps.
Size
Forewing length 6-11 mm. (1)
Wingspan: ♂ 13-20, ♀ 18-22 mm. (2)
Larva to 12 mm. (3)
Identification
Larva - white with brown head and spiracles. (3)
Range
Ontario and New York south to Florida, west to Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. (3)
Food
Larvae bore in the oak galls of cynipid wasps, of which Andricus species are favored. (1), (3)
Life Cycle
See Solomon in Print References.
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 310, pl.32, f.7m (4)
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (1)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 88-89 (2)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 83-85, fig.31-32 (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.