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Species Carmenta pallene - Hodges#2605

Carmenta pallene (Druce) - Carmenta pallene - male Carmenta sp - Carmenta pallene - 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 pallene (Carmenta pallene - Hodges#2605)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta pallene (Druce, 1889)
Aegeria pallene Druce 1889
* phylogenetic sequence #081375
Explanation of Names
Pallene from Latin pallens, meaning "pale."
This small Carmenta species was originally described from Tabasco, Mexico. The first U.S. record was reported from near Portal, Arizona in 1978 (MONA 5.1 Sesioidea/Sesiidae by Eichlin & Duckworth 1988). Our specimens were collected much farther west in the Patagonia Mountains and show that this moth is likely more wide-spread in southern Arizona (William H. Taft, 27 November, 2008).
Print References
Druce, H. 1889. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Lepidoptera-Heterocera 2: 321
Internet References