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Genus Eudryas - Wood Nymphs

Eudryas unio caterpillar on Lythrum salicaria - Eudryas unio Beautiful Wood-Nymph  - Eudryas grata Eudryas grata 9299    Pearly Wood-nymph Moth     Eudryas unio - Eudryas unio Colorful Moth - Eudryas grata Pearly Wood-Nymph - Eudryas unio Caterpillar - Eudryas unio
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Classification
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)
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Boisduval, 1836. (Jean de Boisduval 1801-1879, see UNL.) Greek dryas or dryad is a mythological wood-nymph (spirit). I presume the prefix -eu is also Greek, meaning "good, well, or true". (Based on Internet searches.)
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists three species.