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Species Syntomeida melanthus - Black-banded Wasp Moth - Hodges#8283

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Euchromiina
Genus Syntomeida
Species melanthus (Black-banded Wasp Moth - Hodges#8283)
Hodges Number
8283
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syntomeida melanthus (Cramer)
Orig. Comb: Sphinx melanthus Cramer 1779
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex.
Range
AZ, s. & w. TX / W. Indies / s. to C. Amer.
Season
Adults recorded in US April through June, and August through November
Food
Apparently feeds on a wide variety of plants, mostly in the Convolvulaceae (Morning Glory family)
Print References
Knudson, E.C., and C. Bordelon 2004. Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths. Texas Lepidoptera Survey.