Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Strawberry Crown Moth
Synanthedon bibionipennis (Boisduval, 1869)

Family: Sesiidae
Subfamily: Sesiinae
Wing Span:
Life History: After eggs hatch larvae feed until Fall and then overwinter in the base or roots of the host plant. They resume feeding in the Spring, pupate and emerge about 23 days later.
Flight: April thru August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae feed on various species in the Rose family (Fragaria, Rosa, Rubus, Potentilla)
Adult Food:
Range: Western North America from Montana south to Texas westward to the Pacific coast and from British Columbia to California.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.