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Superfamily Sesioidea - Clearwing Moths

Peachtree borer - Synanthedon exitiosa Squash Vine Borer Larva - Melittia cucurbitae Squash Vine Borers - Melittia cucurbitae Melittia snowii larval gall - Melittia snowii Laying eggs - Melittia cucurbitae Melittia cucurbitae larva - Melittia cucurbitae Sycamore boring caterpillars - Synanthedon resplendens Sycamore boring caterpillars - Synanthedon resplendens
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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)
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Sesia, Greek meaning "moth." (1), (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.