Seed-boring by tropical clearwing moths (Sesiidae): aberrant behaviour or widespread habit?

K. E. Harms
A. Aiello


The seed-boring behaviour of clearwing moths is discussed, in particular that of Carmenta foraseminis reared from seeds of Gustavia superba (Lecythidaceae) in Panama. Larval food plant and distribution data for a complex of similar species are provided. -Authors