Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Lesser Peachtree Borer Moth
Synanthedon pictipes (Grote & Robinson, 1868)

Family: Sesiidae
Subfamily: Sesiinae
Identification: Similar to Synanthedon exitiosa, but smaller. Area between antennae black (rather than yellow=tufted). Forewing has some yellow dusting on blackish brown areas, especially on underside.
Wing Span: 1.5-2.5 cm.
Life History: Larva is not as serious a pest as Synanthedon exitiosa.
Flight: April-September; two broods.
Caterpillar Hosts: Peech trees, wild cherry, and wild plum.
Adult Food:
Range: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL
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