Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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Carmenta tecta (Edwards, 1882)


Family: Sesiidae
Subfamily: Sesiinae
Identification:
Wing Span: ♂ 1.8 cm, ♀ 2.0-2.4 cm.
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Larvae bore in stems of oak mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum, Viscaceae).
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: The mountains of southern Arizona and west Texas. (
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
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