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Genus Eudryas - Wood Nymphs

This unusual moth visited today - Eudryas grata Very decorative moth - Eudryas grata Fancy Moth - Eudryas unio Beautiful Wood-Nymph - Eudryas grata Eudryas unio Beautiful Wood-nymph Moth - Eudryas grata Caterpillar… Poison Ivy Sawfly?  - Eudryas grata Beautiful Wood-Nymph - Eudryas grata
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Agaristinae
Genus Eudryas (Wood Nymphs)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudryas Boisduval 1836
Explanation of Names
Greek dryas or dryad is a mythological wood-nymph (spirit). The prefix -eu is also Greek, meaning "good, well, or true" (Internet searches).
Nearctica (1) lists three species.