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Species Carmenta odda - Hodges#2603

Carmenta odda - 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 odda (Carmenta odda - Hodges#2603)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta odda Duckworth & Eichlin, 1977
* phylogenetic sequence #081325
Explanation of Names
Odda perhaps simply meaning "odd". The authors describe the male genatalia as "unlike any known species of Sessidae in North America."
Forewing length 9-10 mm. (1)
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
There are records from South Carolina to Florida, and west to eastern Texas. (2), (1)
Type Location: Trenton, South Carolina.
Southeastern coastal plain. (1)
Print References
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (1)
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1977. Two new species of Clearwing Moths (Sesiidae) from eastern North America clarified by sex pheromones. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 31(3): 195
Internet References
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.North American Moth Photographers Group