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Genus Carmenta

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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 Synanthedonini
Genus Carmenta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta Hy. Edwards, 1881
Explanation of Names
From the original descriptions (Edwards, 1881):
Carmenta was the most important of the Camenae, the prophetic nymphs belonging to the religion of ancient Italy. The traditions which assigned a Greek origin to her worship state that her original name was Nicostrate, and that she was the mother of Evander, with whom she came to Italy.
32 species in North America north of Mexico (as of June, 2013). (1)
Print References
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New genera and species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 184
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 45