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Genus Moodna

Darker Moodna Moth - Moodna ostrinella Darker Moodna Moth - Hodges #6005 - Moodna ostrinella Darker Moodna Moth - Hodges#6005 - Moodna ostrinella Moodna - Moodna pallidostrinella Hodges #6005 - Darker Moodna Moth - Moodna ostrinella Moodna ostrinella (Darker Moodna) - Moodna ostrinella Moodna emerging from infructescence of Rhus glabra - Moodna ostrinella Moodna ostrinella
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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Moodna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Moodna Hulst, 1890; in Heinrich (1956) USNM Bulletin 207: 283
Explanation of Names
Would appear to be a geographical reference to Moodna Creek in New York, that name said to be from "Moordenaars", a Dutch version of English "murderers". (Hulst, the author of the genus, was a resident of New York City, so this is plausible.)
Numbers
3 North American species (1)