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55a0128 – 2586.1   Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789)
             Apple Clearwing

Dave Beadle
Distribution: Canada: BC.
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Synonymy: Sphinx myopaeformis Borkhausen, 1789
Synanthedon armeniaca Gorbunov, 1991
Sesia cruentata Mann, 1859
Sesia elegans Lederer, 1861
Sesia graeca Staudinger, 1870
Sesia luctuosa Lederer, 1853
Sesia mutillaeformis Laspeyres, 1801
Sphinx typhiaeformis Borkhausen, 1789
Sphinx zonata Donovan, 1797
Taxonomic Notes: Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, first discovered in British Columbia in the Cawston area in 2005, Pohl et al. (2015).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Pohl, G.R., R.A. Cannings, J.-F. Landry, D.G. Holden, G.G.E. Scudder, 2015. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of British Columbia, Canada. Entomological Society of British Columbia Occasional Paper No, 3: 1-294.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Synanthedon myopaeformis
LG – William H. Taft

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