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Family Zygaenidae - Leaf Skeletonizer Moths

moth - Pyromorpha dimidiata Unknown Moth on Milkweed Blossoms - Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#4624 (Harrisina americana)? - Harrisina americana Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Harrisina americana Neoilliberis arizonica - Hodges #4634.2 - Neoilliberis arizonica - male Triprocris yampai Leaf Skeletonizer Moth - Triprocris yampai Clemen's False Skeletonizer - Acoloithus falsarius black moth - Harrisina metallica Harrisina americana - Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Harrisina americana
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Zygaenidae (Leaf Skeletonizer Moths)
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Zygaena, Greek for "a kind of shark." (1)
25 species in 9 genera in North America. All North American genera in this family belong to subfamily Procridinae.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.