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Family Zygaenidae - Leaf Skeletonizer Moths

Net-winged Beetle (Lycidae) or Moth? - Pyromorpha dimidiata IM 039 - Harrisina americana A moth? - Harrisina americana Blue Moth - Harrisina metallica Lycid Mimic - Neofelderia rata Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth - Harrisina americana Unknown moth? - Acoloithus falsarius Found in pine/oak forest  - Pyromorpha dimidiata
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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.