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Species Synanthedon mellinipennis - Ceanothus Borer - Hodges#2580

Synanthedon mellinipennis - female
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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 mellinipennis (Ceanothus Borer - Hodges#2580)
Hodges Number
2580
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon mellinipennis (Boisduval, 1836)
Sesia mellinipennis Boisduval, 1836
Albuna artemisiae Hy. Edwards, 1881
Aegeria senecioides Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #080625
Explanation of Names
Specific name mellinipennis derived from Latin meaning "honey-winged."
Size
Wingspan 22-26 mm. (1)
Forewing length 10-12 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Range
Coastal and mountain areas of California. One record from Robson, British Columbia. (1), (2)
Food
Larvae bore in the wood of Ceanothus spp., including blueblossom (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Eschsch., Rhamnaceae) (Williams, 1909). (2)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 279, pl.31, f.2,26-27, pl.33, f.22 (3)
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: 37-39 (1)
Williams, F.X. 1909. Notes on the Life-Histories of certain Wood-Boring Lepidoptera. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20(2): 58
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 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.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.