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Family Zygaenidae - Leaf Skeletonizer Moths

Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Harrisina americana Moth - Harrisina americana Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Harrisina metallica - male From Lake Junaluska - Pyromorpha dimidiata Clemens' False Skeletonizer Moth - Hodges #4629 - Acoloithus falsarius - male Collared Moth and spittlemass - Acoloithus falsarius Western grapeleaf skeletonizer on grape leaves - Harrisina metallica mystery moth - Neoilliberis fusca
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Classification
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)
Numbers
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.