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Genus Amphipyra

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Amphipyrini
Genus Amphipyra
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amphipyra Ochsenheimer, 1816
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Amphipyra is Greek meaning "around the fire." (1)
Numbers
4 species in North America. (2)
Identification
Adult - drab-colored moths with usually inconspicuous markings; forewing varies from light to dark brown with pale brown subterminal area in 3 of the 4 species; hindwing unmarked, paler than forewing.
Range
A. glabella, pyramidoides, tragopoginis occur in eastern and northwestern North America. A. brunneoatra occurs in the southwest (Arizona and California, north to Oregon).
Remarks
Amphipyra is the only genus currently placed in the subfamily Amphipyrinae. All other genera formerly placed in Amphipyrinae were placed in Hadeninae by Kitching & Rawlings in 1999. (reference).
Print References
Ochsenheimer, F. 1816. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 4: 70
Internet References
pinned adult images of the 3 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
pinned adult image of the southwestern Amphipyra brunneoatra (California Dept. of Food & Agriculture, link dead as of 6/15/11)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Nearctica: Nomina Insecta Nearctica