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Species Vitacea cupressi - Hodges#2529

Vitacea cupressi - male Vitacea cupressi - female Sesiidae- Box Canyon  - Vitacea cupressi - 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 Tinthiinae
Tribe Paranthrenini
Genus Vitacea
Species cupressi (Vitacea cupressi - Hodges#2529 )
Hodges Number
2529
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vitacea cupressi (Edwards, 1881)
Sciapteron cupressi Edwards, 1881
Memythrus cupressi Beutenműller, 1901 (1)
Paranthrene cupressi McDunnough, 1939
Size
Edwards (1881) listed the wingspan 30 mm.
Engelhardt (1946) listed the wingspan. (2)
♂ (holotype) 35 mm.
♀ (allotype) 30 mm.
Identification
Engelhardt (1946) revised description is in PDF. (2)

              ♂                               ♀
Range
Engelhardt (1946) reported the range to include Colorado; Utah; Arizona; Long Island, New York. (2)
California records. (3)
Holotype ♂ collected in Colorado by B. Neumoegen.
Print References
Beutenműller, W., 1901. Monograph of the Sesiidae of America, north of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, 1(6): p. 249; plate 30, fig. 2. (1)
Edwards, H., 1881. New genera and species of the family Aegeridae. Papilio, 1(10): 183.
Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American Clear-wing Moths of the Family Aegeriidae. United States National Museum Bulletin, 190: 155. (2)
Works Cited
1.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.
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.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems