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55a0090 – 2549   Synanthedon scitula (Harris, 1839)
             Dogwood Borer

Tracy Palmer
Similar Species:
  • Synanthedon helenis (Engelhardt, 1946), see Taft (2022).
  • Synanthedon pyri (Harris, 1830), see Taft (2022).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Aegeria scitula Harris, 1839
Aegeria aemula Edwards, 1883
Aegeria corusca Edwards, 1881
Trochilium gallivorum Westwood, 1854
Trochilium hospes Walsh, 1867
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 114.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Taft, W., 2022. A visual comparison of the habitus and genitalia of Synanthedon pyri, helenis & scitula. PDF
Synanthedon scitula
Lewis Scharpf
Synanthedon scitula
Charles S. Lewallen
Synanthedon scitula
Jeff Hahn - f.
Synanthedon scitula
Lynette Schimming
Synanthedon scitula
Machele White
Synanthedon scitula
Perry Babin
Synanthedon scitula
f. – James Solomon, USDA-FS,
Synanthedon scitula
m. – James Solomon, USDA-FS,
Synanthedon scitula
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