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Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres, 1801)

Имаго  (Pennisetia hylaeiformis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Cossoidea family Sesiidae subfamily Tinthiinae tribe Pennisetiini genus Pennisetia → species Pennisetia hylaeiformis

Species name(s)

Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres, 1801) = Sesia hylaeiformis Laspeyrés, 1801 = Sphinx apiformis Hübner, 1796 (nec _Sphinx apiformis_ Clerck 1759) = Pennisetia anomala Dehne, 1850 = Bembecia hylaeiformis = Pennisetia anomala Dehne 1850 = Sphinx apiformis Hübner, 1796. [9, 10, 11, 187]

Raspberry Clearwing.



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Имаго  (Pennisetia hylaeiformis)

Detailed information with references

Taxonomy, synonyms and combinations

  • Bembecia hylaeiformis [11].


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia , Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, Central European, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelian, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the Mid-Urals, the South Kuril, South Ural. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • On top of antennae no brush. Butterfly black with narrow yellow rings on the abdomen, with a yellow collar and two oblique yellow stripes on Mesonotum. The front wings are brown with a black edge and one or two transparent windows. The wingspan of about 25 mm. [11].

General info about Imago

  • Moths fly at night. [11].

Imago lifespan

  • July and August. [11].

General info about Larva

  • The larva lives in the roots and stems of host plants. [11].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Raspberries. [11].

Subspecies of Pennisetia hylaeiformis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vasiliy Feoktistov, Andrey Sazykin.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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