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Species Carmenta querci - Western Oakgall Clearwing - Hodges#2609

Carmenta querci - male Sesiid Moth, Carmenta sp.? - Carmenta querci Sesiid Moth, Carmenta sp.? - Carmenta querci
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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 querci (Western Oakgall Clearwing - Hodges#2609)
Hodges Number
2609
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta querci (Hy. Edwards, 1882)
Aegeria querci Hy. Edwards, 1882
Aegeria quercus
Sesia querci
Podosesia querci
Synanthedon querci
* phylogenetic sequence #081475
Explanation of Names
Specific name querci derived from the genus name of oaks (Quercus).
Size
Wingspan 12-20 mm. (1)
Range
Southern Arizona. (2), (1)
Food
Larvae bore and tunnel in spongy galls found on Mexican blue oak (Quercus oblongifolia Torr., Fagaceae) and Arizona white oak (Quercus arizonica Sarg.). (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): 301-302, pl.31, f.15 (3)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. Further notes and descriptions of North American Aegeriadae. Papilio 2(6): 98
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 190: 55-56, pl.20, f.115-116 (2)
Solomon, J.D. 1995. Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook AH-706: 110-111 (download menu) (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Guide to insect borers in North American broadleaf trees and shrubs
Solomon, J.D. 1995. USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook. 735 pp.
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.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.