Synanthedon andrenaeformis

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Synanthedon andrenaeformis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sesiidae
Genus: Synanthedon
Species: S. andrenaeformis
Binomial name
Synanthedon andrenaeformis
(Laspeyres, 1801)[1]
  • Sesia andrenaeformis Laspeyres, 1801
  • Trochilium andraeniformis (Westwood, 1841)
  • Sesia andreniformis (Staudinger, 1861)
  • Sphinx anthraciniformis (Esper, 1800)
  • Trochilium allantiformis (Newman, 1832)
  • Synanthedon monedulaeformis Vorbrodt, 1914
  • Synanthedon perigordensis Garrevoet & Vanholder, 1996
  • Sphinx anthraciformis (Esper, 1800)
  • Sesia oxibeliformis (Boisduval, 1840) (nomen nudum)
  • Sesia andrenaeformis v. monedulaeformis (Boisduval, 1840) (nomen nudum)

Synanthedon andrenaeformis, the orange-tailed clearwing, is a moth of the Sesiidae family. It is known from most of Europe. It is also present in the Near East.

The wingspan is 18–22 mm. Adults are on wing between May and June in western Europe.

The larvae feed on Viburnum lantana and Viburnum opulus. They bore the stem of their host plant. The larvae live for two years or more.


  • Synanthedon andrenaeformis andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)
  • Synanthedon andrenaeformis tenuicingulata Špatenka, 1997 (Turkey, Armenia)[2]


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