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Species Palmia praecedens - Hodges#2587

Palmia praecedens (Hy. Edwards) - Palmia praecedens - male
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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 Palmia
Species praecedens (Palmia praecedens - Hodges#2587)
Hodges Number
2587
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Palmia praecedens (Hy. Edwards, 1883)
Sciapteron praecedens Hy. Edwards, 1883
Phylogenetic sequence #640129
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "precede."
Size
Wingspan 30 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - the lemon yellow abdomen is a key characteristic.
Range
Known only from southern Arizona and North Carolina. (1), (2), (3)
Type Locality: North Carolina.
Habitat
This species flies in the Arizona mountains among the live oaks in early spring.
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 255, pl.30, f.9 (4)
Edwards, Hy. 1883. New species of Aegeriadae. Papilio 3(7-10): 155
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 98 (1)
Holland, W.J. 1915. The Moth Book. Doubleday, Page & Company. p.383, pl.46, f.15 (3)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.
4.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.