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Species Cliniodes ostreonalis - Oystershell Metrea Moth - Hodges#4789

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Eurrhypini
Genus Cliniodes
Species ostreonalis (Oystershell Metrea Moth - Hodges#4789)
Hodges Number
4789
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cliniodes ostreonalis (Grote, 1882)
Metrea ostreonalis Grote, 1882
Botys urticaloides Fyles, 1894
Explanation of Names
Probably from Greek ostreon (οστρεον)- "oyster, oyster shell"
Remarks
Type locality: United States, Massachusetts, Amherst
Print References
Fyles, T. W. 1894: Botys urticaloides, n. s.. – The Canadian Entomologist, Ottawa 26: 184.
Grote, A. R. 1882 c: On Certain Pyralidae. – Papilio, New York and Philadelphia 2: 73.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (1)
The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (2)