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Family Zygaenidae - Leaf Skeletonizer Moths

Moth - Harrisina americana Caterpillar - Pryeria sinica Iridescent Blue Moth! - Harrisina metallica unknown moth - Harrisina metallica Caterpillar - Acoloithus falsarius Black moth - Harrisina americana Clemens' False Skeletonizer - Acoloithus falsarius black moth - Harrisina metallica
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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)
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.