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Subfamily Drepaninae - Hooktip Moths

6255  Rose Hooktip - Oreta rosea two-lined hooktip - Drepana bilineata Arched Hooktip, Plainsboro Preserve - Drepana arcuata Moth - Eudeilinia herminiata  Eudeilinia herminiata - Eudeilinia herminiata Eudeilinia herminiata Moth to porch light - Drepana arcuata Drepana arcuata larva - Drepana arcuata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Drepanoidea (Hooktip and False Owlet Moths)
Family Drepanidae (Hooktip and False Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Drepaninae (Hooktip Moths)
Explanation of Names
Drepaninae from the type genus Drepana (Schrank), Greek meaning "sickle," for the shape of the wings. (1)
Numbers
5 species in 3 genera in North America. 4 species in 3 genera in Canada.
Identification
The two Drepana species and Oreta rosea have hook-tipped wings, whereas Eudeilinia herminiata (and presumably E. luteifera) do not. See links to photos in Internet References section below.
Range
Throughout North America except Yukon and Alaska.
Internet References
pinned adult images of the 4 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.