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Genus Brenthia

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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 Brenthia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brenthia Clemens, 1860
Microaethia Chambers, 1878
Identification
Adult - has the habit of "strutting about broad leaves in shaded places," forewings spread and hindwings turned up at right angles to the forewing costa (Clemens).
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology - 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 172
Internet References
Metalmark Moth mimicry of Jumping Spiders by Jadranka Rota and David Wagner