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Genus Alsophila

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Alsophilini
Genus Alsophila
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alsophila Hübner, 1825. Taxonomic notes:
Alsophila also refers to a genus, or group, of ferns.
Explanation of Names
From Greek alsos (αλσος), grove; plus philos (φιλος) loving (1) (2).
one North American species
a dozen species (at least) in Old World (Wikipedia)
Print References
Borror, entries for also, phila (1)
The Century Dictionary--entry for Alsophila (fern) (2)