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Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789)

Имаго  (Synanthedon myopaeformis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Cossoidea family Sesiidae subfamily Sesiinae tribe Synanthedonini genus Synanthedon → species Synanthedon myopaeformis

Species name(s)

Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789) = Sphinx myopaeformis Borkhausen, 1789 = Sphinx zonatus Donovan, 1797 = Sesia mutillaeformis Laspeyres, 1801 = Sesia luctuosa Lederer, 1853 = Sesia myopiformis Staudinger, 1856 = Sesia elegans Lederer, 1861 = Synanthedon flavoannellata Popescu-Gorj & Draghia, 1967.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky.

Имаго  (Synanthedon myopaeformis)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Butterfly blue-black. The front edge, peperechnaya ligation and the outer edge of the front wing black. Fourth abdominal ring red (at the top and bottom of the female and the male only from above). The wingspan of about 20 mm. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, the Volga-Average, Average Urals. [3]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Malus, Pyrus, Prunus, Crataegus, Sorbus, Syringa, Hippophae, Alnus, Betula, Mespilus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Apple trees. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillars gnaw at the bark of apple trees, and their moves are filled with brown juice. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Synanthedon myopaeformis


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