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Genus Drepana

Moth - Drepana arcuata 2086 Drepana arcuata - Arched Hooktip 6251 - Drepana arcuata moth Stanwood WA - Drepana arcuata - male Stripe-eyed caterpillar - Drepana arcuata Drepana arcuata - male Caterpillar with Pointed Rear - Drepana arcuata Drepana arcuata - male Drepana arcuata? - Drepana arcuata
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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.
There are 2 species in North America. (1)
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