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Genus Scopula

Frosted Tan Wave Moth - Scopula cacuminaria Scopula aemulata Geometridae: Scopula inductata? - Scopula Idaea? - Scopula benitaria large lace-border - Scopula limboundata Scopula limboundata, Large-Lace border - Scopula limboundata Scopula umbilicata (Fabricius)  - Scopula umbilicata Geometridae - Scopula limboundata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Sterrhinae
Tribe Scopulini
Genus Scopula
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scopula Schrank, 1802
* numerous synonyms (funet)
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Scopula is Latin for "small broom." (1), (2)
Numbers
24 species in North America
14 species in Canada (CBIF)
Identification
See Covell (1970) for key and species identifications. (3)
Range
Represented coast to coast; some species Holarctic.
Print References
Schrank, F. 1802. Fauna boica: durchgedachte Geschichte der in Baiern einheimschen und zahmen Thiere, Bd.2b:Abt.2: 162
Internet References
thumbnail images of all 14 species in Canada (CBIF)
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.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.A Revision of the North American Species of the Genus Scopula (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Covell, C.V. 1970. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 96(2):101-221.