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55a0074 – 2542   Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)
             European Hornet Moth

© Tom Murray
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Synonymy: Sphinx apiformis Clerck, 1759
Sphinx crabroniformis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Sphinx sireciformis Esper, 1782
Sphinx tenebrioniformis Esper, 1782
  • 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. 9, fig. 2.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 173.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Sesia apiformis
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Sesia apiformis
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