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Species Carmenta armasata - Hodges#2594.1

clearwing ovipositing - Carmenta armasata - female orange wasp - Carmenta armasata Sesioidea - Carmenta armasata moth - Carmenta armasata moth - Carmenta armasata unknown wasp type moth? - Carmenta armasata Carmenta armasata? - Carmenta armasata Carmenta armasata (Druce) - Carmenta armasata
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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 armasata (Carmenta armasata - Hodges#2594.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta armasata (Druce)
Orig. Comb: Aegeria armasata Druce, 1892
* phylogenetic sequence #081050
Explanation of Names
armasata (L). 'heavily armed' (1)
32 spp. n. of Mex. (MPG)
28mm (MPG)
n. TX to n. Mex. (iNat), strays(?) to n. NM (MPG, BG)
mostly Oct-Nov (2)(3)
Observed ovipositing on Texas Lantana (Lantana urticoides) in mid-October in Austin, TX, laying eggs at the lowest point of new growth that was green, just above the woody stems. (4)
Life Cycle
frequently nectars on crucita - Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) (BG data)
Type Location: Durango, Mexico
rare in collections but may only be rarely collected due to the late flight date (William H. Taft). (5)
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