Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Sesia apiformis
(hornet moth)



Sesia apiformis (hornet moth)


  • Last modified
  • 29 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sesia apiformis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • hornet moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sesia apiformis Clerck

Preferred Common Name

  • hornet moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Aegeria apiformis Clerck
  • Sphinx apiformis Clerck
  • Trochilium apiformis Clerck

International Common Names

  • English: poplar hornet clearwing
  • French: papillon frelon; sesie du peuplier

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: glassvaermer, stor
  • Finland: lasisiipi, haaven
  • Germany: Glasfluegler, Grosser Pappel-; Schwaermer, Bienen-; Schwaermer, Hornissen-
  • Italy: Sesia apiforme
  • Netherlands: Horzelvlinder; Populierensesia
  • Norway: ospeglassvinge, stor
  • Sweden: poppelglasvinge, allm.

EPPO code

  • AEGEAP (Aegeria apiformis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Sesiidae
  •                             Genus: Sesia
  •                                 Species: Sesia apiformis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

CanadaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-Newfoundland and LabradorUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts


Czechoslovakia (former)Unconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
HungaryUnconfirmed record
ItalyPresentCAB Abstracts
UKUnconfirmed record

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Leskia aurea Parasite Larvae

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