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Genus Sesia

Hornet Clearwing Moth - Sesia apiformis - - Sesia American Hornet Moth - Sesia tibiale - male Yellow Jacket Mimic Moth - Sesia tibiale - male Nice Vespula mimic - Sesia tibiale Wasp Moth Mimc Female Lepidoptera - Sesia tibiale Hornet or Yellow Jacket Mimic Moth - Sesia spartani Raspberry crown borer  - Sesia tibiale
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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 Sesiinae
Tribe Sesiini
Genus Sesia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sesia Fabricius, 1775
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Sesia is Greek meaning "moth." (1), (2)
There are three species of Sesia in America north of Mexico. (3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group