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Species Zenodoxus canescens - Hodges#2514

Zenodoxus canescens Henry Edwards - Zenodoxus canescens - male Small moth with banded abdomen and narrow wings, orange underneath - Zenodoxus canescens - female Small moth with banded abdomen and narrow wings, orange underneath - Zenodoxus canescens - female Clearwing moth with scaled wings II? - Zenodoxus canescens Moth from Alamogordo, New Mexico - Zenodoxus canescens - female Moth from Alamogordo, New Mexico - Zenodoxus canescens - female Zenodoxus canescens? - Zenodoxus canescens Zenodoxus 2nd indiv - Zenodoxus canescens
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Tinthiinae
Tribe Tinthiini
Genus Zenodoxus
Species canescens (Zenodoxus canescens - Hodges#2514)
Hodges Number
2514
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zenodoxus canescens Hy. Edwards, 1881
Paranthrene canescens
Zenodoxus canescens sidae Engelhardt, 1946
Zenodoxus canescens bexari Engelhardt, 1946
* phylogenetic sequence #078825
Explanation of Names
Canescens is Latin meaning "becoming gray." (1)
Size
Forewing length 6-11 mm. Males larger than females, unusual for Sesiidae. (2), (3)
Wingspan: ♂ 20-25 mm, ♀ 17-21 mm. (4)
Identification
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References.
Range
Washington, Montana, south to western Texas, Arizona and extreme southeastern California. (2), (3)
Type Location: Colorado.
Season
Most records of adults from September, October and November but some from February and March in the south. (2)
Food
Larvae apparently bore in the roots mallows and have been reared on alkali mallow (Malvella leprosa, Malvaceae). (2), (3)
Print References
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) (2)
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: 199 (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.12.41f, p.123 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.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.