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Species Hemaris aethra - Hodges#7855.2

Clearwing caterpillar - Hemaris aethra Sphinx moth caterpilla - Hemaris aethra Hemaris aethra Hemaris aethra Hemaris aethra Hemaris diffinis ? - Hemaris aethra Lepidoptera. Sphingidae, Hemaris diffinis? - Hemaris aethra Lepidoptera. Sphingidae, Hemaris diffinis? - Hemaris aethra
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Macroglossinae
Tribe Dilophonotini
Genus Hemaris
Species aethra (Hemaris aethra - Hodges#7855.2)
Hodges Number
7855.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Raised to species status from synonym of Hemaris diffinis by Schmidt (2018) (1).
Explanation of Names
Hemaris aethra (Strecker, 1875)
Macroglossa aethra Strecker, 1875
Range
Records from Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Michigan and New York (1).
Type locality: Montréal, Canada.
Habitat
"H. aethra favors more mesic, open deciduous forest habitats, especially with natural openings on igneous bedrock" (1).
Food
Diervilla lonicera (1)
Print References
Strecker, H. 1875. Lepidoptera, rhopaloceres and heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations, p. 107; pl. 13, fig. 2.
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