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55a0122 – 2581   Synanthedon polygoni (Edwards, 1881)
             Buckwheat Borer

Hartmut Wisch
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Synonymy: Pyrrhotaenia polygoni Edwards, 1881
Pyrrhotaenia achillae Edwards, 1881
Pyrrhotaenia achillaeae Dalla Torre & Strand, 1925
Pyrrhotaenia animosa Edwards, 1883
Pyrrhotaenia behrensii Edwards, 1882
Pyrrhotaenia elda Edwards, 1885
Pyrrhotaenia eremocarpi Edwards, 1881
Pyrrhotaenia fragariae Edwards, 1881
Pyrrhotaenia helianthi Edwards, 1881
Synanthedon maedii Eichlin, 1995
Pyrrhotaenia meadii Edwards, 1881
Pyrrhotaenia orthocarpi Edwards, 1881
Aegeria praestans Edwards, 1882
Sesia semipraestans Cockerell, 1908
  • 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: 22.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.8m, 14.9m; p. 125. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Synanthedon polygoni
Bryan Reynolds
Synanthedon polygoni
Libby & Rick Avis
Synanthedon polygoni
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Synanthedon polygoni
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell

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