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Species Zenodoxus heucherae - Hodges#2515

Zenodoxus heucherae Henry Edwards - Zenodoxus heucherae - male sesiid - Zenodoxus heucherae - female Scruffy Clearwing Moth - Zenodoxus heucherae - male Scruffy Clearwing Moth - Zenodoxus heucherae - male Scruffy Clearwing Moth - Zenodoxus heucherae - male
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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 Tinthiinae
Tribe Tinthiini
Genus Zenodoxus
Species heucherae (Zenodoxus heucherae - Hodges#2515)
Hodges Number
2515
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zenodoxus heucherae Hy. Edwards, 1881
Parenthrene heucherae
Zenodoxus potentillae Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #078850
Explanation of Names
Specific name heucherae from the genus name for alumroot (Heuchera). The adults were first found on flowers of Heuchera rubescens.
Size
Forewing length 5-10 mm. (1)
Wingspan 18-24 mm. (2)
Range
Sierra Nevadas of California from Modoc County to Tuolumne County. (1)
Type Location: Lake Tahoe, California.
Food
Adults are known to visit the flowers of pink alumroot (Heuchera rubescens, Saxifragaceae) but it is not certain that is the larval host. (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): 315-316, pl.32, f.14m (3)
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1978. The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8 (PDF) (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 205
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. USNM Bulletin 190: 197 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1978. California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8.
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.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.