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Genus Perittia

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Perittia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perittia Stainton, 1854
Scirtopoda Wocke, 1876
Onceroptila Braun, 1948
Swezeyula Zimmerman & Bradley, 1950
Sineviana Traugott-Olsen, 1995
Sruogania Traugott-Olsen, 1995
Whitebreadia Traugott-Olsen, 1995
Bradleyana Traugott-Olsen, 1995
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Perittia is Greek meaning "extraordinary, uncommon." (1)
Print References
Kaila, Lauri 1995. A revision of the North American Perittia (=Onceroptila), with first nearctic records of the genus Mendesia (Elachistidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(3): 208-222 (PDF)
Stainton, H.T. 1854. Insecta Britannica. Lepidoptera: Tineina: 177
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.