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Species Euhagena emphytiformis - Gaura Borer - Hodges#2534

Euhagena emphytiformis (Walker) - Euhagena emphytiformis - male Borer moth - Euhagena? - Euhagena emphytiformis Clearwing moth? - Euhagena emphytiformis
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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 Paranthrenini
Genus Euhagena
Species emphytiformis (Gaura Borer - Hodges#2534)
Hodges Number
2534
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euhagena emphytiformis (Walker, 1856)
Aegeria emphytiformis Walker 1856
Trochilium emphytiformis
Sesia emphytiformis
Bembecia emphytiformis
Gaea emphytiformis
* phylogenetic sequence #079400
Numbers
2 Nearctic spp. (1)
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 20-26 mm, ♀ 20-30 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Engelhardt in Print References.
Range
This uncommon moth is found along the Atlantic and Gulf coast states as well as Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and northern Mexico. (2), (1)
Season
Adults fly Apr-Sept. (1)
Food
Larvae bore in the roots of beeblossom (Gaura, Onagraceae). (2)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 237, pl.31, f.5 (3)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 160-161, pl.28, f.168 (2)
Holland, W.J. 1915. The Moth Book. Doubleday, Page & Company. p.381, pl.46, f.5 (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.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.
3.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.
4.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.