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Species Euhagena nebraskae - Hodges#2535

Mystery Moth - Euhagena nebraskae - male Euhagena nebraskae - female Euhagena nebraskae - male Euhagena nebraskae - male Clearwing Moth - Euhagena nebraskae Clearwing Moth - Euhagena nebraskae - female Moth on Goat's beard - Euhagena nebraskae - male Moth on Goat's beard - Euhagena nebraskae - male
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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 Paranthrenini
Genus Euhagena
Species nebraskae (Euhagena nebraskae - Hodges#2535)
Hodges Number
2535
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euhagena nebraskae Edwards, 1881
Pyrrhotaenia coloradensis (Beutenmüller, 1893)
E. intensa Engelhardt, 1946
E. mormoni Engelhardt, 1946
* phylogenetic sequence #079425
Explanation of Names
Nebraskae named for the type location of Nebraska.
Size
Wingspan 18-24 mm.
Forewing length 6-11 mm. (1), (2)
Identification
Adult - forewing orangish-red, outlined in black, and with broad black PM line; hindwing similar color with black discal spot; fringe on both wings prominent, dusky; antennae long, thick, black, pectinate; head and thorax covered with long loose black hairs mixed with silvery-white ones; abdomen black with thin white band on each segment; anal tuft black.
Range
Sandy situations from South Dakota and western Nebraska to Colorado, northern New Mexico and Utah. Disjunct population in the western Mojave Desert. (2)
Type location: Nebraska.
Season
Adults fly September and October. (2)
Food
Larvae bore in roots of evening primrose (Oenothera spp.). (2)
Remarks
Described by H. Edwards in 1881; nebraskae is the type species of the genus Euhagena
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 239, pl.31, f.32 (3)
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) (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New genera and new species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 181
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 170-171, pl.29, f.169-170 (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 12.47m, p.124 (2)
Internet References
pinned adult image plus description, habitat, foodplant, distribution (G.G. Anweiler, Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
original text description; PDF doc of the synonym coloradensis by William Brutenmuller in 1896 (American Museum of Natural History)
presence in Texas one record in 1999 (Lepidopterists Season Summary, U. of Florida)
presence in Utah; list (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.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.
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.