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Scientific nameSynanthedon viburni
Common name:  Viburnum clearwing borer

Little was found on the Latin meaning of Synanthedon viburni. "Anthedon" was found to mean "thorn tree."

The origin of the common name, Viburnum clearwing borer, comes from the plant species of which S. viburni bores into, Viburnum. The adult borers have clear wings, hence, Viburnum clearwing borer.

Domain - Eukarya
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Arthropoda
Class - Hexapoda
Order - Lepidoptera
Family - Sesiidae
Genus -
Species -



Why the Synanthedon viburni is classified as it is:

Eukarya:  there is a presence of a nucleus and complex structures, which are enclosed by membranes.

Animalia: a multicellular organism, DNA is concentrated in the nucleus, they are heterotrophic, and reproduce sexually.

Arthropoda:  a segmented body, exoskeleton, jointed appendages, and an open circulatory system.

Insecta:  possesses three distinct body segments (head, thorax, abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and antennae.

Lepidoptera:  it is a moth that possesses scale-covered wings and caterpillar larvae.

Sesiidae:  a clearwing moth, the wings possess little of the usual Lepidopteron scales; appearance is similar to that of a wasp.

Synanthedon:  a genus of moths in the Sesiidae family.

viburni:  feeds on the Viburnum plant species.

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