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Species Sesia spartani - Hodges#2543.1

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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 Sesiini
Genus Sesia
Species spartani (Sesia spartani - Hodges#2543.1)
Hodges Number
2543.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sesia spartani Eichlin & Taft, 1988
* phylogenetic sequence #079650
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of the Michigan State University Spartans.
Size
Forewing length 8-9 mm (Eichlin & Taft, 1988).
Identification
Adult - see Eichlin & Taft in Print References.
Range
Described from Michigan's lower penninsula and since collected in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and British Columbia. (1), (2)
Type Location: Shiawassee Co., Michigan.
Habitat
Aspen thickets. (1)
Food
Larval hosts are probably species of Salicaceae, likely quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) (Eichlin & Taft, 1988).
See Also
Sesia tibialis flys later in the season. (1)
Print References
Bennett, R.G., L.A. Rocchini, T.D. Eichlin, B.S. Lindgren 2000. Sesia spartani in British Columbia: a new clearwing moth record for Canada with notes on its response to pheromones (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Pan Pacific Entomologist 76(2): 129-131
Eichlin, T.D. & W.H. Taft 1988. A new Sesia Clearwing Moth from Michigan (Sesiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 42(3): 231-235
Internet References
BOLD Systems - DNA sequenced specimens