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Genus Tinagma

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Unassigned Apoditrysia)
Family Douglasiidae (Douglas Moths)
Genus Tinagma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinagma Zeller, 1839
Douglasia Stainton, 1854
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Tinagma is Greek for "jerk," for the jerking motion of the insect. (1)
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.