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Genus Phaecasiophora

 Labyrinth Moth - Hodges#2772 - Phaecasiophora niveiguttana Micro moth - Phaecasiophora inspersa Pennsylvania Moth - Phaecasiophora niveiguttana Tortricid - Phaecasiophora niveiguttana Labyrinth Moth - Phaecasiophora niveiguttana Small Brown Patterned Moth - Phaecasiophora confixana Macramé Moth - Phaecasiophora confixana labyrinth moth - Phaecasiophora niveiguttana
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Classification
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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Phaecasiophora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaecasiophora Grote, 1873 (1)
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet from Greek φαικάσιον (wiktionary) meaning "bearing white shoes." Grote notes that unlike Penthina the hind tibia "is covered with long and coarse scales standing out from it and, in mutabilana, from their white color, giving the tibiae the appearance of being wrapped in wool or cotton." (1)
Range
Represented throughout North America, temperate eastern Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan) and tropical southeast Asia.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. VI. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 1: 90. (1)
Works Cited
1.VI. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1873. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 1: 73-94.