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Species Podosesia aureocincta - Banded Ash Clearwing Moth - Hodges#2588

Clearwing Moth - Podosesia aureocincta Which mating wasps - Podosesia aureocincta - male - female Podosesia syringae - Podosesia aureocincta Podosesia syringae - Podosesia aureocincta Podosesia syringae - Podosesia aureocincta Podosesia syringae - Podosesia aureocincta Podosesia aureocincta - male Podosesia aureocincta - 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 Podosesia (Ash/Lilac Borers)
Species aureocincta (Banded Ash Clearwing Moth - Hodges#2588)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Podosesia aureocincta Purrington & Nielsen, 1977
There are two species of the genus Podosesia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Drooz (1985) stated Podosesia aureocincta can be distinguished from Podosesia syringae by the narrow, orange-yellow, partial band on the fourth abdominal segment. (2)
e. US to southmost TX - Map (3)(4)
The adults appear to be most common from June to October. (5)
Heppner (2003) listed June to December in Florida. (3)
Host plant is Fraxinus spp. (ash). (3)
Albu (1997) mentioned wide year to year fluctuations in population for many species in the group including Podosesia aureocincta.
See Also
Podosesia syringae is missing the orange-yellow band on the abdomen.
Print References
Albu, V., 1997. Notes on the sesiid fauna of southwestern West Virginia. Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society, 15: Moth Photographers Group.
Brou Jr., V.A., 1997. The flight periods of Podosesia syringae (Harris) and Podosesia aureocincta Purrington & Nielsen in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News, 19: 35-36.
Purrington, F.F. & D.G. Nielsen, 1977. Biology of Podosesia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) with description of a new species from North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 70(6): 906-910.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems