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Species Penstemonia edwardsii - Penstemon Borer - Hodges#2620

Penstemonia edwardsii (Beutenmuller) - Penstemonia edwardsii - male Moth - Penstemonia edwardsii
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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 edwardsii (Penstemon Borer - Hodges#2620)
Hodges Number
2620
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Penstemonia edwardsii (Beutenmüller, 1894)
Aegeria edwardsii Beutenmüller, 1894
Sesia edwardsii
Synanthedon edwardsii
Sesia utahensis Beutenmüller, 1909
* phylogenetic sequence #081800
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of entomologist Henry Edwards for his many contributions to the knowledge of North American clearwings.
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 18-20 mm, ♀ 20-25 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see Engelhardt in Print References.
Range
Southwestern Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. (1)
Habitat
Arid canyons and mesas. (1)
Food
Larvae bore the roots of various species of beardtongue (Penstemon, Scrophulariaceae), including scarlet bugler (Penstemon centranthifolius), Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus), oneside penstemon (Penstemon unilateralis) and firecracker penstemon (Penstemon eatonii). (1)
Life Cycle
See Engelhardt in Print References.
Remarks
Adults respond to (Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA pheromone lures (Meyer & Cranshaw, 1994).
Print References
Beutenmüller, W. 1894. Studies on some species of North American Aegeriidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 6: 92-93
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 313, pl.32, f.16f (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 14-16, pl.17, f.89-90 (1)
Meyer, W.L. & W.S Cranshaw 1994. Capture of Clearwing Borers (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) with three synthetic attractants in Colorado. Southwestern Entomologist 19(1): 71-76 (PDF)
Internet References
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.Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico.
William Beutenmüller. 1901. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 218-352, pl.29-36.