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Species Carmenta prosopis - Mesquite Clearwing Moth - Hodges#2607

Carmenta prosopis(Hy. Edwards) - Carmenta prosopis - 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)
Family Sesiidae (Clearwing Moths)
Subfamily Sesiinae
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Carmenta
Species prosopis (Mesquite Clearwing Moth - Hodges#2607)
Hodges Number
2607
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta prosopis (Hy. Edwards, 1882)
Aegeria prosopis Hy. Edwards, 1882
Sesia prosopis
Synanthedon prosopis
* phylogenetic sequence #081425
Explanation of Names
The species name prosopis taken from the genus name of its first known plant host (Posopis).
Size
Forewing length 5-8 mm. (1)
Wingspan 13-16 mm. (2), (3)
Identification
Adult - see Engelhardt in Print References. (2)
Range
From western Texas to southern Arizona and into Mexico. (1), (3)
Food
The larvae feed in galls on legumes caused by other insects, including small woody galls on honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa, Fabaceae) caused by encyrtid wasps and stem galls on catclaw mimosa (Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera), Fabaceae). (2), (1)
Print References
Beuttenmüller, W. 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 302, pl.31, f.6 (4)
Edwards, Hy, 1882. Further notes and descriptions of North Americam Aegeriadae. Papilio 2(6): 99
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 76-77 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.14.14m, p.125 (1)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 110 (download menu) (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae.
George P. Engelhardt. 1946. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 1-222, pl.1-32.
3.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
4.Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico.
William Beutenmüller. 1901. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History 1(6): 218-352, pl.29-36.