Synanthedon tipuliformis

Synanthedon tipuliformis

Short pest overview:

It is a moth of the family Sesiidae. The larvae feed on Ribes species, including Ribes nigrum, Ribes rubrum and Ribes uva-crispa. They bore into the stems to feed. The wingspan is 17-20 millimeters (0,67- 0,79 in). The moth flies from April to July depending on the location.

Geographic Distribution:

Synanthedon tipuliformis has been introduced to several continents and is now found in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

Life Cycle:

Adults start to emerge at the end of May till the middle of June, depending on climatic conditions. Egg incubation requires an average of 9-15 days in the field.