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Genus Drepana

Two-lined Hooktip - Drepana bilineata Two-lined Hooktip - Drepana bilineata 6251 Arched Hooktip Moth, Drepana arcuata - Drepana arcuata Arched Hooktip - Hodges#6251 - Drepana arcuata Drepana bilineata 6252? - Drepana bilineata Arched Hooktip - Drepana arcuata Drepana bilineata - male Lépidoptère - Drepana bilineata
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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)
Genus Drepana
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drepana Schrank, 1802
Platypteryx Laspeyres, 1803
Drepania Hübner, [1819]
Syssaura Hübner, [1819]
Cleopteryx Gistl, 1848
Explanation of Names
Possibly from Greek δρέπανον (drépanon), meaning sickle.
Numbers
There are 2 species in North America. (1)
Identification
The adults of these two species are easy to separate by the overall look and shape of the lines or by the shape of the forewings.
The larvae are very similar in shape, but have slightly different patterns and colors.
Drepana arcuata - Arched Hooktip

Drepana bilineata - Two-lined Hooktip