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Species Carmenta giliae - Hodges#2599

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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 Sesiinae
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Carmenta
Species giliae (Carmenta giliae - Hodges#2599)
Hodges Number
2599
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta giliae (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Aegeria giliae Hy. Edwards, 1881
Sesia giliae
Synanthedon giliae
* phylogenetic sequence #081200
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 26-28 mm, ♀ 24-30 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see Engelhardt description and figures in Print References and E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum page in Internet References.
Range
Western Alberta to northwestern BC, south to Arizona and New Mexico.
Habitat
Mid to high elevation montane meadows.
Food
Larvae bore in the roots of wild geranium (Geranium, Geraniaceae). Adults take nectar from a variety of flowers. (1)
Life Cycle
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)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 279-280, pl.33, 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, pl.20, f.119-120 (1)
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.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.