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Species Carmenta tildeni - Hodges#2617.1

Carmenta tildeni - Hodges #2617.1 - Carmenta tildeni - male Clearwing moth - Carmenta tildeni Carmenta tildeni
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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
Tribe Synanthedonini
Genus Carmenta
Species tildeni (Carmenta tildeni - Hodges#2617.1)
Hodges Number
2617.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carmenta tildeni Eichlin, 1995 (1)
Explanation of Names
The species is named for the late J.W. (Bill) Tilden (Lepidopterist, teacher). (1)
Numbers
There are 32 named species of the genus Carmenta in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 6.5-8.0 mm.
♀ 8-10 mm.
Range
Southeastern Arizona and southern Texas. (4)
Mexico, from Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon to Oaxaca. (1)
Holotype ♂ collected Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. (1)
Season
Adults are most common in June, August to November. (3)
Food
The host plant is unknown. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A new North American clearwing moth and notes on a rare species (Sesiidae)
Thomas D. Eichlin. 1995. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 114- 118 .
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 3C: Micro-Moths and Geometroids
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2008. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 30 pp., 18 plates.