Sesiidae


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Sesiidae

 

(clearwings), also Aegeriidae, a family of moths. The narrow wings generally have a spread of 15–15 mm. The abdomen is long and protrudes far beyond the wings. The antennae widen toward the apex and frequently have a tiny hairy tuft. The insects’ most characteristic feature is the absence of scales over most of the wing surface; as a result, many clearwings resemble hymenopterons. The moths usually fly during the day. The females lay eggs in cracks in bark or under the surface of plants. The white or yellowish caterpillars are naked (with tiny bristles) and live in the branches and trunks of trees and shrubs or, less commonly, in the stems and roots of herbaceous plants. The life cycle is generally two years.

There are more than 800 widely distributed species. Particularly common in the USSR are species of the genera Paranthrene,Aegeria, Sesia, and Synanthedon. Some species, for example, the poplar borer (Parathrene tabaniformis), coniferous-tree borer (Synanthedon cephiformis), current borer (S. tipuliformis), and apple-tree borer (5. myopaeformis), are injurious to forest, park, and orchard plantings.

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Spatial distribution of grape root borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) infestations in Virginia vineyards and implications for sampling.
Brennan, "Attraction of Ereunetis simulans (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) to the sex attractant of peachtree borer, Sanninoidae exitiosa (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae," in Proceedings of Hawaiian Entomological Society, vol.
THE PITCH MOTH SYNANTHEDON CARDINALIS (LEPIDOPTERA: SESIIDAE) AND ITS DISTRIBUTION IN CENTRAL VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Furthermore, there isn't any study on the entomopathogenic bacteria of some important poplar pests such as Sciapteron tabaniformis (Rottemburg, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), Nycteola asiatica (Krulikovsky, 1904) (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) and Cryptorhynchus lapathi Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Trata-se de uma pequena lagarta, conhecida como lepidobroca ou broca-do-pequizeiro (Lepidoptera; Sesiidae; Carmenta sp.), de 15 mm de comprimento, coloracao clara, que penetra no fruto ate a semente e alimenta-se do embriao, o que inviabiliza o comercio desses frutos (LOPES et al., 2003).
Field evaluations of new tactics for early detection and management of raspberry crown borer, RCB, Pennisettia marginata (Harris) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) on blackberries, Rubus L.
Cossidae, Sesiidae, Metarbelidae, Lasiocampidae, Sphingidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Arctiidae, Nolidae, Noctuidae (Heterocera): Fam.