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Genus Tortyra

Tortyra slossonia Slosson's Metalmark Moth - Tortyra slossonia Reflective Tortyra Moth - Tortyra slossonia Insect_Tortyra_slossonia - Tortyra slossonia Moth? - Tortyra slossonia metallic Micromoth with green eyes - Slosson's Metalmark Moth? - Tortyra slossonia Moth?  - Tortyra slossonia Tortyra slossonia
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Tortyra
Numbers
Heppner (1991) listed 21 described species in the genus with only 2 in North America. He further states there are at least 14 known species to be described. (1)
Works Cited
1.Tortyra metalmark moths of Florida (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae).
John B. Heppner. 1991. Tropical Lepidoptera 2(1): 73-78.