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Species Carmenta engelhardti - Hodges#2598

Arizona Clearwing Moth - Carmenta engelhardti - female Sesiid moth on fleabane - Carmenta engelhardti moth 1 - Carmenta engelhardti Sesiidae - Carmenta engelhardti - female Carmenta? - Carmenta engelhardti Carmenta? - Carmenta engelhardti Sesiid - Carmenta engelhardti Carmenta engelhardti? - Carmenta engelhardti - male
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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 engelhardti (Carmenta engelhardti - Hodges#2598)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta engelhardti Duckworth & Eichlin, 1973
* phylogenetic sequence #081150
Explanation of Names
This moth is named for G.P. Engelhardt, the man who collected and described many clearwing moths in the 1920's and 1930"s (William H. Taft, 15 August, 2009).
Forewing length: ♂ 8-9 mm, ♀ 8 mm. (1)
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References. (1)
Southern Arizona and New Mexico, west Texas. (1), (2)
Type Location: Garden Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona.
This species resembles several other species in southern Arizona. I have collected this species on Brickellia foliage found along small creeks in the Patagonia and Huachuca Mountains in August. - William H. Taft, 8 July, 2008
Print References
Duckworth, W.D. & T.D. Eichlin 1973. New species of Clearwing Moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from North America. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 75(2): 158-159 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New species of Clearwing Moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from North America.
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1973. Proceedings of the Washington Entomological Society 75(2): 150-159.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group