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Superfamily Sesioidea - Clearwing Moths

Squash Vine Borer?? - Melittia cucurbitae Lesser peach tree borer - Synanthedon pictipes 2554 Maple Callus Borer - Synanthedon acerni Clearwing on rare Horkelia relative - Synanthedon bibionipennis Synanthedon pini - male Zenodoxus canescens? - Zenodoxus rubens Moth on milkweed flower - Melittia cucurbitae Carmenta tecta - 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)
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.