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Superfamily Cossoidea - Carpenter and Clearwing Moths

Clearwing - Carmenta ithacae - male Unknown moth - Givira francesca Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae mating moths - Vitacea polistiformis - male - female Synanthedon pyri? - Carmenta bassiformis - female Melittia cucurbitae larva - Eichlinia cucurbitae Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae - female mating moths - Paranthrene asilipennis - male - female
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Explanation of Names
Cossoidae from the type genus Cossus (Fabricius), Pliny's name for a larva found under the bark of trees. (1)
Forewing lengths 0.5-7 cm, females larger than males. (2)
Larvae bore into living trees or shrubs. (2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.