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Family Drepanidae - Hooktip & False Owlet Moths

Habrosyne scripta Habrosyne scripta? - Habrosyne scripta Moth - Drepana arcuata Ceranemota tearlei Depranidae: Euthyatira pudens - Euthyatira pudens Rose Hooktip - Oreta rosea Arched Hooktip - Drepana arcuata Two-lined Hooktip  - Drepana bilineata
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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 Drepanoidea
Family Drepanidae (Hooktip & False Owlet Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drepanidae Boisduval, 1828
* includes the former family Thyatiridae as a subfamily (Thyatirinae).
Explanation of Names
Drepanidae from the type genus Drepana (Schrank), Greek meaning "sickle," for the shape of the wings. (1)
Range
throughout North America except Yukon and Alaska
Remarks
Family DREPANIDAE
Subfamily Drepaninae (Hooktip Moths)
3 genera in North America: Drepana, Eudeilinia, Oreta

Subfamily Thyatirinae (False Owlet Moths)
Tribe Ceranemotini
2 genera in North America: Bycombia, Ceranemota

Tribe Habrosynini
2 genera in North America: Habrosyne, Pseudothyatira

Tribe Macrothyatirini
1 genus in North America: Euthyatira

Tribe Thyatirini
1 genus in North America: Thyatira
Internet References
Drepanoidea of Canada shows pinned adult images of 12 species. Among the Drepaninae, Eudeilinia herminiata does not have hook-tipped wings.
pinned adult images of 11 species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of 15 species by various photographers (Moth Photographers Group)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.