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Genus Cycnia

Delicate Cycnia - Cycnia tenera Cycnia collaris, larva - Cycnia collaris Milkweed Caterpillar - Cycnia collaris Delicate Cycnia - Cycnia tenera Delicate Cycnia - Cycnia tenera white moth - Cycnia Erebidae, Delicate Cycnia - Cycnia tenera - female Delicate Cycnia Moth - Cycnia tenera
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Cycnia
Explanation of Names
Probably from Greek kuknos (κυκνος)- "swan", though there was also a kind of white eagle in ancient Greece called kuknias aetos (κυκνιος αετος): aetos means "eagle", and kuknias presumably means "of or like a swan"
Numbers
Three Cycnia species occur in America north of Mexico.(1)(2)
216. collaris (Fitch, 1857)
syn. inopinatus (Henry Edwards, 1882)
syn. tenerosa (Dyar, 1913)
218. tenera Hübner, 1818
219. oregonensis (Stretch, [1874])
Print References
Bess, J 2005. Conservation Assessment for the unexpected tiger moth (Cycnia inopinatus (Edwards)). USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region, Milwaukee. iii + 27 pp. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt. 2015. ZooKeys 527: 127-147.
3.Conservation Assessment for the unexpected tiger moth (Cycnia inopinatus (Edwards))
James Bess. 2005. USDA Forest Service, Eastern Region, Milwaukee. iii + 27pp.