Synanthedon exitiosa

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Synanthedon exitiosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sesiidae
Genus: Synanthedon
Species: S. exitiosa
Binomial name
Synanthedon exitiosa
Say, 1823

The peachtree borer (Synanthedon exitiosa) is a moth of the Sesiidae family. It is found in eastern and central North America.


The wingspan is 14-33 mm. The moths are on wing from May to September.

The larvae feed on Prunus persica and other Rosaceae species. It can become a pest in orchards.

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