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Genus Alsophila

Unknown Caterpillar - Alsophila pometaria Alsophila pometaria - male female fall canker worm moth - Alsophila pometaria - female Geometridae: Alsophila pometaria - Alsophila pometaria - male Alsophila pometaria - male profile - Alsophila pometaria moth0322152 - Alsophila pometaria Alsophila pometaria - Fall Cankerworm - Alsophila pometaria - male
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Classification
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).
Numbers
one North American species
a dozen species (at least) in Old World (Wikipedia)
Remarks
Print References
Borror, entries for also, phila (1)
The Century Dictionary--entry for Alsophila (fern) (2)