Synanthedon castaneae (Busck, 1913:102)

Chestnut clearwing moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Sesia castaneæ Busck, 1913:102 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1936

Rediscovered on 1 May 1985 (Brown, 1986)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Busck, A. (1913). Two microlepidoptera injurious to Chestnut. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 15(3): 102-104.


Other references:

Anagnostakis, Sandra L., Welch, Kenneth M., Snow, J. Wendell, Scarborough, Kathy and Eichlin, Thomas D. (1994). The Rediscovery of the Clearwing Chestnut Moth, Synanthedon castaneae (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in Connecticut. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102(1): 111-112.

Brown, Larry N. (1986). First records of three Clearwing Moths (Synanthedon tabaniformis, Synanthedon proxima and Synanthedon castaneae) in Florida. Florida Scientist 49(2): 80-81.

Hodges, R. W. et al. (eds.). (1983). Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.

Snow, J. Wendell and Eichlin, T. D. (1986). The rediscovery and distribution of the Clearwing moth, Synanthedon castaneae (Busck) in the southeastern United States. J. Agric. Entomology 3(1): 66-67.


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