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Genus Anticlea

First Moth of Season - Anticlea vasiliata 7329 Variable Carpet - Anticlea vasiliata Anticlea  - Anticlea vasiliata - male Carpet above - Anticlea multiferata Anticlea multiferata  - Anticlea multiferata Many-lined Carpet - Anticlea multiferata Moth - Anticlea multiferata Moth - Anticlea vasiliata
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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 Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Anticlea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anticlea Stephens, 1831
Earophila Gumppenberg, 1887
Laurentia Wright, 1916
Explanation of Names
Generic name Anticlea is from Greek mythology, the mother of Odysseus. (1)
Numbers
4 species in North America.
2 species in Canada (CBIF).
Range
Throughout North America, including the arctic. Represented in Europe by other (non-North American) species.
Food
Larval food plant of A. multiferata is willow-herb [Epilobium spp.] (Ohio State U.); larval food plant of A. vasiliata is unknown (Ohio State U.).
Remarks
Anticlea was also a genus of plants in the lily family but is now considered a synonym of Zigadenus - example: Zigadenus (Anticlea) elegans is one of several species called Death Camas or Poison Camas.
Internet References
pinned adult images of both species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
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.