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Family Uraniidae - Swallowtail Moths

Gray Scoopwing - Callizzia amorata Scoopwing Moth - Calledapteryx dryopterata 7652 - Antiplecta triangularis Urania Swallowtail Moth (Urania fulgens) - Urania fulgens Brown Scoopwing - Calledapteryx dryopterata Callizzia amorata from North Central Texas - Callizzia amorata Calledapteryx dryopterata Moth to porch light  - Calledapteryx dryopterata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Uraniidae (Swallowtail Moths)
Other Common Names
Sunset Moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes the former family Epiplemidae, now treated as a subfamily (Epipleminae) of Uraniidae
BugGuide currently follows the moth classification and nomenclature used at All-Leps.
Numbers
9 species in 8 genera in 2 subfamilies in North America listed at All-Leps; the other subfamily (Uraniinae) is represented in North America by a single species, Urania fulgens, which occurs in Central America, and strays north to southern Texas
Range
A mostly tropical family of large and colorful moths; only 9 species reach United States, and only 2 species reach Canada.
Internet References
common names reference [Swallowtail Moths, Sunset Moths] (The Geometroidea of Canada; CBIF)