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Subfamily Drepaninae - Hooktip Moths

Drepana arcuata? - Drepana arcuata Northern Eudeilinea - Eudeilinia herminiata Rose Hooktip - Oreta rosea Arched Hooktip - Hodges#6251 - Drepana arcuata - male 6251 Arched Hooktip Moth, Drepana arcuata - Drepana arcuata Two-lined Hooktip - Hodges#6252 - Drepana bilineata Eudeilinia herminiata Moth caterpillar? - Oreta rosea
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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.