Synanthedon tipuliformis

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Synanthedon tipuliformis
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S. tipuliformis
Binomial name
Synanthedon tipuliformis
(Clerck, 1759)[1]
Synonyms
  • Sphinx tipuliformis Clerck, 1759
  • Sphinx salmachus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Sphinx tipula Retzius, 1783
  • Sphinx ophioniformis Hübner, 1808
Synanthedon tipuliformis illustration by Des Helmore

Synanthedon tipuliformis, known as the currant clearwing, is a moth of the family Sesiidae. It is endemic to the Palearctic ecozone, but is an invasive species in the Nearctic ecozone and the Australasia ecozone.

Mating
Caterpillar
Pupa

The wingspan is 17–20 millimetres (0.67–0.79 in). The moth flies from April to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Ribes species, including Ribes nigrum, Ribes rubrum and Ribes uva-crispa. They bore into the stems to feed.

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