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Subfamily Sesiinae

Another Carmenta texana - Carmenta texana Carmenta odda - male Moth - Melittia cucurbitae Strawberry Crown Moth? - Synanthedon bibionipennis Synanthedon viburni - male clearwing borer Sesiidae - Alcathoe caudata Calasesia coccinea? - Calasesia coccinea Alcathoe, possibly Clematis Clearwing Moth - Alcathoe caudata? - Alcathoe caudata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Sesiinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sesiinae Boisduval, 1828
Aegeriinae Stephens, 1828
Melittiinae Le Cerf, 1917
Paranthreninae Niculescu, 1964
Synanthedoninae Niculescu, 1964
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.