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Species Synanthedon culiciformis - Large Red-belted Clearwing - Hodges#2561

Clearwinged Moth - Synanthedon culiciformis - male Clearwinged Moth - Synanthedon culiciformis - male
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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 culiciformis (Large Red-belted Clearwing - Hodges#2561)
Hodges Number
2561
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon culiciformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphinx culiciformis Linnaeus, 1758
Sesia culiciformis
Aegeria culiciformis
* phylogentic sequence #080150
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet culiciformis is Latin meaning "resembles a gnat (Culex)." (1)
Size
Forewing length 9-12 mm. (2)
Wingspan 21-28 mm. (3)
Larva to 17-22 mm. (3)
Identification
Larva - body light colored with dark brown head and light brown thoracic shield. (3)
Range
Holarctic. In North America from Alaska south to Utah, and California. (2)
Season
Most records of adults from May to July. (2)
Food
Larvae are initially bark borers, later attacking the wood, of various Betulaceae; birches (Betula) in Europe, alders (Alnus) in North America. Adults visit flowers. (2), (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
Beutenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 294 (4)
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1978. The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8 (PDF) (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 112 (5)
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: 97-98 (download menu) (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1978. California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8.
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.
5.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.