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Genus Zelicodes

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Rivulinae
Genus Zelicodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1895 or 1896 by Augustus Radcliffe Grote with linearis as the type.
Explanation of Names
Perhaps from Zelica (a genus of moths in the Notodontidae) + Greek -odes (-ωδης)- "looking like, resembling"
There is only one species known in our area: Zelicodes linearis
Internet References
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society v.34, p,418    Grote's original description of the genus.