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Genus Paraclemensia

Maple Leafcutter Moth - Paraclemensia acerifoliella Maple Leafcutter Moth - Paraclemensia acerifoliella Maple Leafcutter Moth - Hodges#0181 - Paraclemensia acerifoliella Paraclemensia acerifoliella? - Paraclemensia acerifoliella Coleophora? - Paraclemensia acerifoliella Paraclemensia acerifoliella Maple Leafcutter - Paraclemensia acerifoliella Pennsylvania Moth - Paraclemensia acerifoliella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Incurvariidae (Leafcutter Moths)
Genus Paraclemensia
Explanation of Names
Busck (1904) named this genus for Brackenridge Clemens, "the founder of the study of Microlepidoptera in this country." He had previously (1903) proposed the name Brackenridgia, but this turned out to be an existing crustacean genus.
Numbers
1 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Range
southeastern Canada and northeastern US, south to the tip of the Appalachians (western North Carolina and perhaps northwestern Georgia)
Print References
Busck, A. 1904. A new name for a tineid genus. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12:177.