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Species Zenodoxus rubens - Hodges#2519

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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 Tinthiini
Genus Zenodoxus
Species rubens (Zenodoxus rubens - Hodges#2519)
Hodges Number
2519
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zenodoxus rubens Engelhardt, 1946
Zenodoxus bexari (considered a form or race of Z. rubens)
* Phylogenetic sequence #078950.
Explanation of Names
Rubens is Latin meaning "colored or tinged with red."
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 18-20 mm, ♀ 14-19 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
Texas and Arizona; type specimen collected in Davis Mountains, Texas.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Adults fly from September to November.
Food
Larvae probably bore in roots and lower stems of mallow (family Malvaceae), as do other species of Zenodoxus.
Print References
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 200-201, pl.32, f.187 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
description of genus; PDF doc plus larval foodplants and discussion of included species, including locality of type specimens (Donald Duckworth and Thomas Eichlin, A Classification of the Sesiidae of American North of Mexico, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)
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.