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Species Osminia ruficornis - Hodges#2545

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 Osminiini
Genus Osminia
Species ruficornis (Osminia ruficornis - Hodges#2545)
Hodges Number
2545
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Osminia ruficornis (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Carmenta ruficornis Hy. Edwards, 1881
Signaphora ruficornis
Synanthedon ruficornis
Sesia ruficornis
* phylogenetic sequence #079700
Explanation of Names
Specific name "ruficornis" is Latin for "reddish horn." Edwards describes the antennae as reddish-orange. (1)
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 12-14 mm, ♀ 14-16 mm. (2)
Forewing length 4-7 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Range
Virginia south to Florida, west to Missouri; southern Arizona to southern Mexico. (3)
Food
Brown & Mizell list a possible host as milkpea (Galactia, Fabaceae). (4)
Remarks
Responds well to the sex attractant E,Z 2,13- octadecadien-1-ol alcohol. (4)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 311-312, pl.32, f.35f (5)
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (4)
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1983. Revision of the Clearwing Moth genus Osminia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 361: 1-15, f.1-27 (PDF) (3)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New Genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 184-185
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. USNM Bulletin 190: 132 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3. Revision of the Clearwing Moth genus Osminia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1983. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 361: 1-15, f.1-27 .
4.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.
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.