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Genus Gynaephora

Tussock moth - Gynaephora rossii - male Tussock moth - Gynaephora rossii - male Tussock moth - Gynaephora rossii - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Gynaephora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gynaephora Hübner, [1819]
Cladophora Hübner, 1822
Dasorgyia Staudinger, 1881
Konokareha Matsumura, 1928
Explanation of Names
Gynaephora means 'woman-seeking' (1).
Numbers
Two species in our area (2) (3) (4).
Range
Greenland, arctic Canada and high elevations in the Rocky Mountains (4).
Works Cited
1.Pacific Northwest Moths
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.2. Noctuoidea, Lymantriidae
D. C. Ferguson. 1978. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.