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Species Albuna fraxini - Virginia Creeper Clearwing - Hodges#2532

Clearwing Moth - Albuna fraxini Virginia Creeper Clearwing - Albuna fraxini Virginia Creeper Clearwing Moth - Albuna fraxini - male - female Insect - Albuna fraxini Clearwing or other type - Albuna fraxini Sesiidae: Albuna fraxini - Albuna fraxini - female Sesiidae - Albuna fraxini mystery bug - Albuna fraxini
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Sesioidea (Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Tinthiinae
Tribe Paranthrenini
Genus Albuna
Species fraxini (Virginia Creeper Clearwing - Hodges#2532)
Hodges Number
2532
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Albuna fraxini (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Carmenta fraxini Hy. Edwards, 1881
Parharmonia fraxini
Harmonia morrisonia Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #079300
Explanation of Names
Fraxini perhaps from the Ash genus Fraxinus, a host association not made by later authors including Engelhardt in 1946.
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 24-26 mm, ♀ 25-27 mm. (1)
Range
Midwestern and northeastern United States and southern Canada as well as the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Montana. (1), (2)
Food
Larvae bore in the roots of Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Vitaceae). (1)
Remarks
Adults respond to (Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA (and blends) pheromone lures (Meyer & Cranshaw, 1994).
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 245, pl.30, f.15 (3)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New Genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 185
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 167-169 (1)
Meyer, W.L. & W.S Cranshaw 1994. Capture of Clearwing Borers (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) with three synthetic attractants in Colorado. Southwestern Entomologist 19(1): 71-76 (PDF)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae.
George P. Engelhardt. 1946. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 1-222, pl.1-32.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico.
William Beutenmüller. 1901. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 218-352, pl.29-36.