Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta giliae (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Aegeria giliae Hy. Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #081200
Wingspan: ♂ 26-28 mm, ♀ 24-30 mm. (1)
Adult - see Engelhardt description and figures in Print References and E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum page in Internet References.
Western Alberta to northwestern BC, south to Arizona and New Mexico.
Mid to high elevation montane meadows.
Larvae bore in the roots of wild geranium
, Geraniaceae). Adults take nectar from a variety of flowers. (1)
Poorly known. Like all sesiids, the larvae are undoubtedly borers in the host plant. A female was observed ovipositing on wild Geranium, and sesiid larvae have been obtained from the roots of wild Geranium on more than one occasion, but none have been successfully reared to adults. (1)
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 279-280
, f.1 (2)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New Genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 200
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 58-61
, f.119-120 (1)