The clearwing borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).


  • L. N. Brown
  • R. F. Mizell III


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The 41 species of clearwing moths (Sesiidae) recorded from Florida are described and figured. Information is also summarized on life history, hostplants, flight seasons, sex attractants, and diurnal activity patterns of the Florida clearwing borers. The control of pest species is also included.