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Species Penstemonia clarkei - Hodges#2618

Synanthedon bibionipennis - Penstemonia clarkei - male Clearwing Moth - Penstemonia clarkei Clearwing Moth - Penstemonia clarkei Clearwing Moth - Penstemonia clarkei Clearwing Moth - Penstemonia clarkei Small moth on Horkelia daucifolia - Penstemonia clarkei - female ? Holly Borer Moth? - Penstemonia clarkei Synanthedon bibionipennis? - Penstemonia clarkei
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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 Sesiinae
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Penstemonia
Species clarkei (Penstemonia clarkei - Hodges#2618)
Hodges Number
2618
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Penstemonia clarkei Engelhardt, 1946 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #081750
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of lepidopterist J.F. Gates Clarke.
Size
Forewing length 5-10 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin description and Engelhardt figures in Print References.
Range
Western Montana and southern British Columbia to Monterey, California and the Sierra Nevadas. (2), (3)
Type Location: Dalles, Oregon.
Food
Larvae are root borers in various penstemon, including cutleaf beardtongue (Penstemon richardsonii, Scrophulariaceae) and Palmer's penstemon (P. palmeri). (2)
Life Cycle
See Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Print References
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1978. The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8 (PDF) (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. USNM Bulletin 190: 18, pl.17, f.93-94 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.14.15, p.126 (3)
Internet References
Curated image...corresponding to Plate 14.15 for Penstemonia clarkei in Powell & Opler(3)(2009)
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.The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1978. California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.