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Species Cryphia nana - Hodges#9291

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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 Bryophilinae
Genus Cryphia
Species nana (Cryphia nana - Hodges#9291)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1911 by William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough as Cerma nana
The Cryphia nana described in 1818 by Jacob Hübner is now Hyperstrotia nana- it's a completely different moth.
The name Cryphia nanoides was proposed to replace the name Cryphia nana, which was assumed to be invalidated by Hübner's Cryphia nana- but as long as the two aren't in the same genus, there's no conflict.
Explanation of Names
nana is a Latin adjective derived from Greek nanos (νανος)- "dwarf"
Internet References
New York Journal of Entomology, v,19, p.83    The original description of the species