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Genus Venusia

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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 Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Asthenini
Genus Venusia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Venusia Curtis, 1839
Nomenia Pearsall, 1905
Discoloxia Warren, 1895
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Venusia is from the Italian town that is the birthplace of Horace. (1)
5 species in North America.
5 species in Canada (CBIF).
Throughout US and southern Canada. Also occurs in Eurasia.
See Also
Some versions of the Unadorned Carpet Moth, Hydrelia inornata may look very similar to some Venusia.
(eastern range)
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 5 species occurring in North America (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.