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Sesiidae
640179.002626.3Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Distribution Data for Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis
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Synonymy: Sphinx tenthrediniformis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Sesia taediiformis Freyer, 1836
Taxonomic Notes: Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) was introduced from Europe into the USA in 1975 and into Canada in 1971-1974 for biocontrol of Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula); its current population status is uncertain, Harris 1984:163-165 & Winston et al. 2014.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Harris, P., 1984, . Euphorbia esula-virgata complex, Leafy Spurge and E. cyparissias L., Cypress Spurge (Euphorbiaceae). in J.S. Kelleher J.S. & M.A. Hulme, Biological Control Programmes Against Insects and Weeds in Canada 1969-1980, p. 1-410.
  • Winston, R.L., M. Schwarzländer, H.L. Hinz, M.D. Day, M.J.W. Cock, M.H. Julien, 2014. Biological Control of Weeds: A World Catalogue of Agents and Their Target Weeds. USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, 5: 1-838.
Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis
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Chamaesphecia tenthrediniformis

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