Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

European Hornet Moth
Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)

Family: Sesiidae
Subfamily: Sesiinae
Identification: Resembles the European hornet.
Wing Span: 3.4-4.4 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Bark, roots and lower trunk of poplar trees
Adult Food:
Range: Introduced from Europe into new England before 1880. Records in North America from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Newfoundland, Canada.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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