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Genus Hydrelia

Unadorned Carpet? - Hydrelia inornata White moth - Hydrelia albifera Hydrelia inornata (Unadorned Carpet) - Hydrelia inornata unadorned carpet - Hydrelia inornata Unadorned Carpet - Hydrelia inornata Hydrelia albifera Hydrelia albifera Unadorned Carpet Moth - Hydrelia inornata
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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Asthenini
Genus Hydrelia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydrelia Hübner, 1825
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet Hydrelia is Greek meaning "watery," for its preference for moist places. (1)
Adult -forewing either mostly white with wavy yellowish bands, or whitish with broad brownish bands and streaks or spots hindwing color and pattern usually similar to forewing but less prominently marked.
Print References
Hübner, J. 1825. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge: 322
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.