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Species Carmenta texana - Texana Clearwing Moth - Hodges#2614

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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 Carmenta
Species texana (Texana Clearwing Moth - Hodges#2614)
Hodges Number
2614
Other Common Names
Texas Clearwing (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta texana (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Pyrrhotoenia texana Hy. Edwards, 1881
Sesia texana
Synanthedon texana
* phylogenetic sequence #081600
Size
Forewing length 6-11 mm. (1)
Wingspan 18-22 mm. (2)
Range
Along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Georgia to Texas. (1)
Food
Larvae bore the crown roots and stems of various Asteraceae like sagebrush (Artemisia), fennel or thoroughwort (Eupatorium), ragweed (Ambrosia), squarestem (Melanthera), gumweed (Grindelia), and yellowtops (Flaveria); also sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare, Apiaceae). (1)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 304-305, pl.31, f.4m (3)
Brown, L.N. & R.F. Mizell, III 1993. The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21 (PDF) (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. New genera and species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio 1(10): 204
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 65-67 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Clearwing Borers of Florida (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
Larry N. Brown & Russel F. Mizell, III. 1993. Tropical Lepidoptera 4(4): 1-21.
2.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.
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.