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Subfamily Epipleminae - Scoopwing Moths

694 Callizzia amorata - Gray Scoopwing Moth 7650 - Callizzia amorata Uraniidae: Callizzia amorata - Callizzia amorata Erosia incendiata - Hodges #7655 - Erosia incendiata - female Calledapteryx dryopterata - female Unknown Moth - Callizzia amorata Calledapteryx dryopterata - Brown Scoopwing - Calledapteryx dryopterata Moth to porch light  - Calledapteryx dryopterata Calledapteryx dryopterata
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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)
Subfamily Epipleminae (Scoopwing Moths)
Other Common Names
Crenulate Moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly given family status (Epiplemidae); now treated as a subfamily of Uraniidae
8 species in 7 genera in North America listed at All-Leps
one of 2 subfamilies in this family in North America; 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
adults have pleated or crenulate hindwings, a distinctive feature
larvae have five pairs of prolegs, which distinguishes them from larvae of Geometridae (two pairs of prolegs)
Listed as subfamily of Uraniidae in The Geometroidea of Canada which follows the classification in Malcolm Scoble's Geometrid Moths of the World, 1999.
Print References
Geometrid Moths of the World Malcolm Scoble et al (1999)
Internet References
pinned adult images of the two species occurring in Canada (CBIF)