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Species Zenodoxus sidalceae - Hodges#2520

Clearwing moth  - Zenodoxus sidalceae - female Clearwing moth  - Zenodoxus sidalceae - female
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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 Tinthiinae
Tribe Tinthiini
Genus Zenodoxus
Species sidalceae (Zenodoxus sidalceae - Hodges#2520)
Hodges Number
2520
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zenodoxus sidalceae Engelhardt, 1946
Zenodoxus canescens sidalceae Engelhardt, 1946
* phylogenetic sequence #078975
Explanation of Names
Named for the genus name of the host plant Sidalcea (checkerbloom).
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 18-23 mm, ♀ 17-20 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see Duckworth & Eichlin in Print References. Engelhardt plate 32, f.182-183. (1)
Range
Alberta, south through Idaho, western Washington, Oregon, to southern California. (2)
Type Location: Pullman, Washington.
Food
Have been reared on Oregon checkerbloom (Sidalcea oregana, Malvaceae). (2)
See Also
Z. heucherae - hindwing is not pink basally and medially like sidalceae. (2)
Z. canescens - abdomen is not yellow banded like sidalceae. (3)
Print References
Duckworth, W.D & T.D. Eichlin 1978. The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8 (PDF) (2)
Engelhardt, G.P. 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the family Aegeriidae. USNM Bulletin 190: 196-197, pl.32, f.182-183 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.12.44f, p.123 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The Clearwing Moths of California (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae).
W. Donald Duckworth & Thomas D. Eichlin. 1978. California Department Of Food and Agriculture Occasional Papers in Entomology 27: 1-80, f.1-40, pl.1-8.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.