Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen)
Insecta, Lepidoptera, Sesiidae .
Small red-belted clearwing moth, Apple clearwing moth
- Adult: 20 to 28 mm wingspan, tall and slender form. Dark blue-black thorax and abdomen with a red transversal band on the first segment. Wings lacking scales, the fore ones, narrow, glassy, slightly smoked on the side; the hind ones much shorter, triangular, with very apparent veins and black circles (*) .
- Larva: 25 mm, greyish white, brown head and thoracic plate (*) .
- Host plant: the bushy Rosaceae and particularly apple, pear, quince, sorbus (Sorbus) and hawthorn (Crataegus).
- Larva: located in the trunk where it bores deep sub-cortical galleries 20 to 25 mm long and cutting into the phloem (*) .
Damage caused is rarely serious as the caterpillar can develop only in declining trees in which the sap circulates poorly (*) .
DE: Apfelbaumglasflügler ES: Sesia del manzano FR: Sésie du pommier IT: Sesia del melo PT: Sésia da macieira GB: Small red-belted clearwing moth, Apple clearwing moth
- Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen) (BASF)
Larva in gallery in branch of apple Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen) Larva At the end of its gallery (arrowed) in the trunk of an apple tree.
Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen) Adults caught in a baited trap (Monnet / SRPV)
Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen) Base of trunk of an attacked apple tree (Monnet / SRPV)
Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen) Base of trunk of an attacked apple tree The raised bark allows viewing the galleries formed by the larvae.
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