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Genus Areniscythris

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Scythrididae (Flower Moths)
Genus Areniscythris
Explanation of Names
Author: Powell, 1976
Numbers
Two described species, several undescribed.
Print References
Metzler, Eric H. and David C. Lightfoot. 2014. The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument 7: a new species of the genus Areniscythris (Scythrididae), a recently discovered iconic species from the Monument. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 68(3):185-190. (PDF)
Powell, Jerry A. 1976. A remarkable new genus of brachypterous moth from coastal sand dunes in California (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea, Scythrididae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 69(2):325-339.