Pyropteron doryliformis

Pyropteron doryliformis, the dock clearwing or dock moth, is a moth of the family Sesiidae. It is found in south-west Europe, North Africa and Australasian realm.

Pyropteron doryliformis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sesiidae
Genus: Pyropteron
Subgenus: Pyropteron
Species:
P. doryliformis
Binomial name
Pyropteron doryliformis
(Ochsenheimer, 1808)
Synonyms
  • Sesia doryliforme Ochsenheimer, 1808
  • Sesia euglossaeformis Lucas, 1849
  • Pyropteron doryliforme var. bellieri Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron doryliforme f. chimena Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron doryliforme f. funebris Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron doryliforme f. intermedia Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron doryliforme f. melanina Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron doryliforme f. subceriaeformis Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron tingitana Le Cerf, 1916
  • Pyropteron doryliforme var. andalusica Le Cerf, 1920
  • Pyropteron doryliforme var. chretieni Le Cerf, 1920
  • Pyropteron doryliforme f. androchroma Le Cerf, 1934
  • Pyropteron doryliforme ab. flavina Le Cerf, 1920
  • Sesia icteropus Zeller, 1847
  • Sesia doryliforme ab. unicolor Ragusa, 1904 (nec Walker, [1865])
  • Synansphecia doryliformis
  • Pyropteron doryliforme
  • Chamaesphecia doryliformis

The wingspan is about 20 mm.

The larvae feed on Rumex (dock). In 1997, it was introduced into Tasmania and subsequently monitored as a possible biological control against dock.[1]

SubspeciesEdit

  • Pyropteron doryliformis doryliformis
  • Pyropteron doryliformis icteropus (Zeller, 1847)

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