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55a0094 – 2553   Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759)
             Currant Borer

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Synonymy: Sphinx tipuliformis Clerck, 1759
Sphinx ophioniformis Hübner, [1813]
Sphinx salmachus Linnaeus, 1758
Sphinx tipula Retzius, 1783
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clerck, 1759. Icones Insectorum Rariorum, 1: pl. 4, fig. 1.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 41.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Synanthedon tipuliformis
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Synanthedon tipuliformis
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Synanthedon tipuliformis
15mm – © Gary Anweiler
Synanthedon tipuliformis
m. – © William Taft & Mich. St. Univ.

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