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Species Synanthedon bibionipennis - Strawberry Crown Moth - Hodges#2576

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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 bibionipennis (Strawberry Crown Moth - Hodges#2576)
Hodges Number
2576
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Synanthedon bibionipennis (Boisduval, 1869)
Sesia bibionipennis Boisduval, 1869
* phylogenetic sequence #080525
Explanation of Names
Bibionipennis is Latin meaning "insect wing." (1)
Size
Forewing length 8-10 mm. (2), (3)
Identification
Adult - see Eichlin (p.141, f.13-14) in Print References. (3)
Range
Western North America from Montana south to Texas westward to the Pacific coast and from British Columbia to California. (2)
Habitat
Potentially might occur wherever the host plants occur.
Season
Adults fly April thru August. (2)
Food
Larvae bore in the roots near the crown or in the stems near the base of various species in the Rose family (Fragaria, Rosa, Rubus, Potentilla). Considered to be a pest of strawberries. Adults take nectar from many different flowers. (2), (3)
Life Cycle
After eggs hatch larvae feed until Fall and then overwinter in the base or roots of the host plant. They resume feeding in the Spring, pupate and emerge about 23 days later. (4)
Remarks
Males respond to Z-ODDA pheromone baits. Most effective sex attractant lure is a 2:1 blend of E,Z-ODDA/E,Z-ODDOH. (2), (3)
Print References
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)
Eichlin, T.D. 1992. Clearwing Moths of Baja California, Mexico (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 3(2): 135-150 (PDF) (3)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 33-35, pl.19, f.104 (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.14.6m, 14.7m, p.125 (6)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.Clearwing Moths of Baja California, Mexico (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Thomas D. Eichlin. 1992. Tropical Lepidoptera 3(2): 135-150.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Sesioidea, Sesiidae, Fascicle 5.1
Thomas D. Eichlin and W. Donald Duckworth. 1988. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
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.
6.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.