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55a0075 – 2543   Sesia tibiale (Harris, 1839)
             American Hornet Moth

© Mike McIvor - f.
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Synonymy: Trochilium tibiale Harris, 1839
Aegeria anonyma Strand, 1925
Trochilium californicum Neumögen, 1891
Aegeria dyari Cockerell, 1908
Melittia flavitibia Walker, 1856
Aegeria melanoformis Engelhardt, 1946
Trochilium minimum Neumögen, 1891
Trochilium pacificum Edwards, 1881
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Cockerell, TDA, 1908. New Sesiid Moths. The Canadian Entomologist, 40: 330.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 175.
  • Harris, T.W., 1839. Descriptive catalogue of the North American insects belonging to the Linnaean genus Sphinx in the cabinet of Thaddeus William Harris. The American Journal of Science and Arts, 36: 309.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.1f; p. 124. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Type (var. dyari)
Sesia tibiale
© Anthony W. Thomas
Sesia tibiale
© Doug Macaulay
Sesia tibiale
© Marius V. Aurelian
Sesia tibiale
© Gary Anweiler
Sesia tibiale
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Sesia tibiale
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Sesia tibiale
29mm – © Jim Vargo
Sesia tibiale
Type (var. dyari) - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum
Sesia tibiale
Type (minimum, syn.) - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum
Sesia tibiale
m. – © William Taft & Mich. St. Univ.

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