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Genus Apogeshna

Illinois data point - Apogeshna stenialis Checkered Apogeshna - Apogeshna stenialis Checkered Apogeshna - Apogeshna stenialis Apogeshna stenialis Checkered Apogeshna - Apogeshna stenialis Checkered Apogeshna - Hodges#5177 - Apogeshna stenialis Anageshna primordialis - Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth - Apogeshna stenialis Checkered Apogeshna - Apogeshna stenialis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Apogeshna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apogeshna Munroe, 1956
Explanation of Names
From Greek apo from, off, away (1), plus Geshna (author Dyar, 1906), the genus in which the one (?) species was originally placed. Geshna is Hindi, meaning singer (Internet searches, including here). Dyar was interested in Indian culture, and a member of the Bahai faith--see this account.
Numbers
One species in our area. (2)
Print References
Borror, entry for apo (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.