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Species Alcathoe carolinensis - Clematis Borer - Hodges#2622

Clematis Borer- Alcathoe carolinensis Engelhardt - Alcathoe carolinensis - male Clearwing moth - Alcathoe carolinensis Clearwing moth - Alcathoe carolinensis Wasp? - Alcathoe carolinensis Ninja Moth - Alcathoe carolinensis - male Ninja Moth - Alcathoe carolinensis - male borer moth - Alcathoe carolinensis
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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 Alcathoe
Species carolinensis (Clematis Borer - Hodges#2622 )
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Tailed Black Clearwing (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alcathoe carolinensis Engelhardt, 1925
Alcathoe autumnalis Engelhardt was at one time considered a synonym. (2)
* phylogenetic sequence #081875
There are 5 named Alcathoe species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Forewing length 10-15 mm. (1)
Missouri and Indiana east to North Carolina, south to northern Florida. (1)
Adults are most common from June to October.
Although other Alcathoe use species of Clematis (Ranunculaceae) as larval hosts, earlier reports of carolinensis on this host have been called into question and no Clematis species were found within 160 meters of the Tennessee collection site. (2)
Males respond to (E,Z)-3,13-ODDA and blended (E,Z)-3,13-ODDA/(Z,Z)-3,13-ODDA sex attractants. (4), (2)
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Print References
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (1)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States Nationl Museum Bulletin 190: 106. (5)
Hansen, J.A., W.E. Klingeman & J.K. Moulton 2010. First record of Alcathoe carolinensis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) collected in Tennessee. Florida Entomologist 93(2): 321-322 (PDF) (2)
Works Cited
1.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.
2.First record of Alcathoe carolinensis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) collected in Tennessee.
Jason A. Hansen, William E. Klingeman, John K. Moulton. 2010. Florida Entomologist 93(2): 321-322 .
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.Clematis Borer- Alcathoe carolinensis Engelhardt
5.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.