Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Uraniidae (Swallowtail Moths)
Other Common Names
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes the former family Epiplemidae, now treated as a subfamily (Epipleminae) of Uraniidae
BugGuide currently follows the moth classification and nomenclature used at All-Leps.
9 species in 8 genera in 2 subfamilies in North America listed at All-Leps; the other subfamily (Uraniinae) is represented in North America by a single species, Urania fulgens, which occurs in Central America, and strays north to southern Texas
A mostly tropical family of large and colorful moths; only 9 species reach United States, and only 2 species reach Canada.
Contributed by Robin McLeod on 5 April, 2005 - 7:51pm Last updated 7 March, 2007 - 6:44am
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