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Hornet Moth emergence holes

Observed: 28th February 2010 By: RHomanRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hornet Moth emergence holes
Description:

A collection of emergence holes around the base of a hybrid poplar tree. The hole on the right appears to contain the remains of a cocoon.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dshubble's picture

Sesiidae holes

I agree it's one of the sesiids, but I don't know how it would be separated from S. bembeciformis by its holes (as it is also found in poplars, though usually in Salix),

dave

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Food plants

I'm not sure about the link between bembeciformis and Poplars.
See:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/research-curation/research/projects/hostplant...

Similarly apiformis is solely associated with Populus, although not just P nigra.

Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the hatching, but getting a view of a Hornet Moth involves a good bit of luck.

Robert Homan