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Superfamily Sesioidea - Clearwing Moths


Rhododendron Borer (Synanthedon rhododendri) Beutenmuller
By Gregory A. Hoover
Pennsylvania State University, 2001

Dogwood Borer, Synanthedon scitula (Harris) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sesiidae)
By Jamba Gyeltshen, Amanda Hodges
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 2006

Revision of the Clearwing Moth genus Osminia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
By W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin
Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 361: 1-15, f.1-27 , 1983
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1983. Revision of the Clearwing Moth genus Osminia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 361: 1-15, f.1-27 (PDF)

Checklist of the Coleopterous insects of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.
By Ricard E. Blackwelder
Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum 185(parts 1-6): xii-1492., 1944
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Blackwelder, R.E. 1944-1957. Checklist of the coleopterous insects of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum 185(parts 1-6): xii-1492.

First record of Alcathoe carolinensis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) collected in Tennessee.
By Jason A. Hansen, William E. Klingeman, John K. Moulton
Florida Entomologist 93(2): 321-322 , 2010

A new North American clearwing moth and notes on a rare species (Sesiidae)
By Thomas D. Eichlin
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 114- 118 , 1995

Description of a New Sesia
By William Beutenmuller
Journal of The New York Entomological Society 10: 126-126 , 1902

A classification of the Sesiidae of America north of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Sesioidea)
By W. D. Duckworth and T. D. Eichlin
California Dept. of Food and Agriculture, Occasional Papers in Entomology, No. 26, 1977