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Family Zygaenidae - Leaf Skeletonizer Moths

 Orange-patched Smoky Moth - Pyromorpha dimidiata Moth 10.05.10 - Acoloithus falsarius Grapeleaf Skeletonizer - Harrisina americana Moth Small black moth - Neoprocris floridana Pyromorpha dimidiata Orange-patched Smoky Moth - Pyromorpha dimidiata Clemens' False Skeletonizer - Acoloithus falsarius
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea
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.