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Genus Phtheochroa

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Phtheochroa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phtheochroa Stephens, 1829
Trachysmia Guenée, 1845
Hysterosia Stephens, 1852
Idiographis Lederer, 1859
Propira Durrant, 1914
Arce Joannis, 1919
Parahysterosia Razowski, 1960
Durrantia Razowski, 1960
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Phtheochroa is from Greek meaning "faded skin." (1)
Print References
Stephens, J.F., 1829. A systematic catalogue of British insects: being an attempt to arrange all the hitherto discovered indigenous insects in accordance with their natural affinities. p.191.
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.