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Genus Calophasia

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Oncocnemidinae
Genus Calophasia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calophasia Stephens, 1829
Cleophana Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1832
Rhabdophana Sodoffsky, 1837
Calliphasia Agassiz, [1847]
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Calophasia is Greek meaning "beautiful appearance." (1)
The species C. lunula is native to Europe; it was introduced to North America twice in the 1960s and again at several sites and times since then for the purpose of controlling the common weed, Toadflax (Linaria spp.).
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.