Bembecia sirphiformis

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Bembecia sirphiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sesiidae
Genus: Bembecia
Species: B. sirphiformis
Binomial name
Bembecia sirphiformis
(Lucas, 1849)[1]
Synonyms
  • Sesia sirphiformis Lucas, 1849
  • Dipsosphecia syrphiformis Dalla Torre & Strand, 1925
  • Sesia astragali de Joannis, 1909

Bembecia sirphiformis is a moth of the Sesiidae family. It is found in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.[2] It is also found in North Africa.[3]

The wingspan is 26–27 mm.[4]

The larvae feed on Astragalus monspessulanus, Astragalus granatensis, Colutea arborescens and Acanthyllis armata.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Checklist of the Sesiidae of the World
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Lepiforum.de
  4. ^ European Butterflies and Moths
  5. ^ Savela, Markku. "Bembecia Hübner, [1819]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 8, 2017.