Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Engelhardt, 1946 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #081400
Explanation of Names
The species name phoradendri refers to the genus name of its host plants (Phoradendron).
Adult - see Engelhardt in Print References.
Known only from southern Arizona, south Texas, and Mexico. (3)
Type Location: San Antonio, Texas.
Larvae bore into the swollen basal stems of mistletoe
, Viscaceae) commonly attached to branches of mesquite. Whittaker found the larvae in Christmas mistletoe
) in south Texas. (1)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 51-52
, f.113 (1)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 108-110, f.42 (download menu
Whittaker, P.L. 1984. The insect fauna of Mistletoe (Phoradendron tomentosum
, Loranthaceae) in southern Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist 29(4): 435-444 (abstract