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Species Carmenta wellerae - Hodges#2617

Carmenta wellerae Duckworth & Eichlin - Carmenta wellerae - male Clearwing Moth - Carmenta wellerae moth 7 - Carmenta wellerae moth 7 - Carmenta wellerae Clearwing Moth - Carmenta wellerae - female Synanthedon (arizonensis?) - Carmenta wellerae Carmenta arizonae - Carmenta wellerae Sesiid - Carmenta wellerae
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Sesiinae
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Carmenta
Species wellerae (Carmenta wellerae - Hodges#2617)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta wellerae Duckworth & Eichlin, 1976
* phylogenetic sequence #081700
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Judy Weller, who helped collect the first specimens, for her many contributions to the study of clearwings.
Forewing length 8-11 mm (Duckworth & Eichlin, 1976).
Adult - similar to other Carmenta from the southwest but with orange powdering on the antennae, large pale yellow or white area on the ventral abdomen, and white tarsal segments on the hind legs. See Duckworth & Eichlin description in Print References.
Southern Arizona and Mexico (Duckworth & Eichlin, 1976).
Type Location: Cuiteco, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mountains and foothills. (1)
Adults fly during the summer rains from late July to September. (1)
Males respond to EZOH pheromone lures. (1)
Print References
Duckworth, W.D. & T.D. Eichlin 1976. A new species of Clearwing Moth (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from northern Mexico and southeastern Arizona. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 78(3): 304-308, f.1-7
Internet References