Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Maple Callus Borer Moth
Synanthedon acerni (Clemens, 1860)

Family: Sesiidae
Subfamily: Sesiinae
Identification: Red tuft at tip of abdomen and yellow in st. area of forewing identify this species.
Wing Span: 1.8-2.5 cm.
Life History: Attracted to lights.
Flight: April-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larva bores into maples.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL