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Species Carmenta ithacae - Hodges#2600

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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 Carmenta
Species ithacae (Carmenta ithacae - Hodges#2600)
Hodges Number
2600
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta ithacae (Beutenmüller, 1897)
Sesia ithacae Beutenmüller, 1897
* phylogenetic sequence #081225
Explanation of Names
Named for the type location of Ithaca, New York.
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 15-17 mm, ♀ 16-18 mm. (1)
Forewing length 6-8 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Engelhardt's redescription in Print References. (1)
Range
From the east, midwest and southwest United States. (1), (3), (4)
Type Location: Ithaca, New York.
Food
The larvae feed on various composites. Engelhardt found them in the roots of smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides, Asteraceae) and Bird reared them on common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale, Asteraceae). Brown & Mizell include feverfew (Parthenium, Asteraceae) (1), (2)
Print References
Beutenmüller, W. 1897. Notes on North American Sesiidae, with descriptions of new species. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 9: 215
Beutenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 299, pl.31, f.22 (5)
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 67-68, pl.21, f.121-122 (1)
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.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona
5.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.