Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon resplendens (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Albuna resplendens Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #080675
Adult - see descriptions by Duckworth & Eichlin and Solomon, as well as Engelhardt figures, available in Print References.
Larva - body pinkish white to dark pink, head reddish brown. (2)
California north to Washington and Idaho, east to New Mexico. (1)
Larval hosts: prefered - Platanus racemosa
(California sycamore); also used - Quercus agrifolia
(Coast live oak); occasionally avacado. (1)
See Duckworth & Eichlin and Solomon in Print References.
Regarding the potential management of trees infested with these moths, the University of California's Integrated Pest Management Program states on their website
"Sycamores tolerate extensive boring by this insect, and generally no control is recommended."
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
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 186
Eichlin, T.D. 1992. Clearwing Moths of Baja California, Mexico (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 3(2): 135-150 (PDF
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 35-37
, f.105-106 (4)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 72-75, f.27 (Download Options
Another image of pinned male & female specimens
by Jack Kelly Clark on the UC IPM website.