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Currant Clearwing

Scientific Name
Synanthedon tipuliformis
Scientific Author
(Clerck, 1759)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Sesiidae: Sesiinae: Synanthedonini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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LEP84
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Wings transparent, with black veins and margins; forewing with interneural areas along the termen orange-yellow. Head black with a narrow posterior fringe of yellow hairs; thorax black dorsally, yellow ventrally; abdomen black with three narrow yellow bands; antennae robust, black, terminating in a small tuft of setae.

Egg

Elliptical, with fine reticulation; pale brown; 25-50 eggs laid singly on the stem in cracks or wounds or near to a bud.

Larva

Head reddish brown; body yellowish white; spiracles small, peritreme reddish brown; setae short, reddish brown, arising from shining yellowish white pinacula; prothoracic and anal plates and thoracic legs yellowish brown.

Pupa

Reddish brown; head with a bifurcate frontal process; abdominal segments 2-9 each with an anterodorsal transverse band of raised teeth; abdominal segments 2-5 with an additional posterior band of smaller teeth; terminal segment with six raised conical projections, each bearing a fine seta.

References

- Carter, D.J. (1984). Pest Lepidoptera of Europe with special reference to the British Isles. In: Spencer, K.A. (ed.), Series Entomologica 31. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht, 431 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/07/2011 02:35 AEST
Last Updated
04/05/2014 21:40 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Currant Clearwing (Synanthedon tipuliformis) Updated on 5/4/2014 9:40:38 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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