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Genus Eudryas - Wood Nymphs

 Beautiful Wood-Nymph - Hodges#9301 - Eudryas grata Wood Nymph - Eudryas unio Beautiful Wood-Nymph - Eudryas grata Bird Dropping Moth? - Eudryas grata Eudryas unio Nice moth - Eudryas grata Eudryas grata? - Eudryas grata Pearly Wood-Nymph - Hodges#9299 - 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.