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55a0139 – 2596   Carmenta bassiformis (Walker, 1856)
             Ironweed Clearwing

Steve Nanz
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Aegeria bassiformis Walker, 1856
Aegeria aureopurpura Edwards, 1880
Aegeria bolli Edwards, 1881
Aegeria bollii Smith, 1891
Aegeria consimilis Edwards, 1881
Aegeria eupatorii Edwards, 1881
Aegeria imitata Edwards, 1881
Trochilium lustrans Grote, 1880
Aegeria sexfasciata Edwards, 1881
  • 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., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 62.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1856. Sphingidae. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 8: 39.
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