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Sesiidae
55a0175 – 2624   Alcathoe pepsioides Engelhardt, 1925

- Eric R. Eaton
Description/
Field Marks:
Flies in summer. Forewing color is variable ranging from all orange to all black; a single hyaline area at the base of the hindwing. (Engelhardt 1946)
Similar Species:
  • Alcathoe autumnalis Engelhardt, 1946 flies in the fall; "three hyaline areas at the base of the hindwing. (Engelhardt 1946).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Alcathoe pepsioides Engelhardt, 1925
Alcathoe atra Engelhardt, 1925
Alcathoe ferrugata Engelhardt, 1946
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1925. Studies of North American Aegeriidae (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 20: 157-158.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 103-105.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♀ (genitalia)
Alcathoe pepsioides
- LG - (cc) Wendy McCrady
Alcathoe pepsioides
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum
Alcathoe pepsioides
- Holotype (ssp. atra) - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum
Alcathoe pepsioides
m. – William Taft & Mich. St. Univ.

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