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Genus Inguromorpha

Moth ID request - Inguromorpha n-sp - male Slug Moth - Inguromorpha itzalana Slug Moth - Inguromorpha itzalana Inguromorpha n-sp - Hodges#2659.97  - Inguromorpha n-sp Inguromorpha basalis – Black-lined Carpenterworm Moth - Inguromorpha basalis Inguromorpha basalis - Hodges#2659 - Inguromorpha basalis Inguromorpha basalis Inguromorpha n. sp. 2659.97 - Inguromorpha n-sp
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Hypoptinae
Genus Inguromorpha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Inguromorpha Edwards, 1888
Explanation of Names
Genus name means inguro-form, of course. This appears to refer to a genus of Noctuids, Ingura, now considered part of Paectes (Wikipedia--Ingura). Though unrelated, the typical posture of Paectes is similar to that of Inguromorpha.
Nearctica (1) - lists three species for the genus in North America.
Inguromorpha arcifera Dyar 1906
Inguromorpha basalis Walker 1856
Inguromorpha itzalana Strecker 1900