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Species Carmenta tecta - Hodges#2613

Carmenta tecta (Hy. Edwards) - Carmenta tecta - male Seseiid - Carmenta tecta sesiid moth on goldenrod - Carmenta tecta - female Carmenta tecta Carmenta tecta - male Carmenta tecta - male Carmenta querci ? - Carmenta tecta Carmenta querci ? - Carmenta tecta
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Classification
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 tecta (Carmenta tecta - Hodges#2613)
Hodges Number
2613
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta tecta (Hy. Edwards, 1882)
Aegeria tecta Hy. Edwards, 1882
Sesia tecta
Synanthedon tecta
* phylogenetic sequence #081575
Explanation of Names
Tecta from Greek meaning "carpenter."
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 18 mm, ♀ 20-24 mm. (1)
Range
Known from the mountains of southern Arizona and west Texas. (1), (2)
Food
Larvae bore in stems of oak mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum, Viscaceae). (1)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 302-303, pl.31, f.7m, pl.33, f.2m, f.3f (3)
Edwards, Hy. 1882. Notes on N. American Aegeridae, with descriptions of new forms. Papilio 2(4): 56
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 52-54 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.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.