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Genus Hydrelia

Fragile White Carpet pair mating - Hydrelia albifera - male - female Moth - Hydrelia albifera Hydrelia inornata 7422, Unadorned Carpet Moth - Hydrelia inornata Hydrelia albifera (Fragile White Carpet) - Hydrelia albifera Hydrelia albifera Hydrelia albifera Fragile White Carpet Moth - Hydrelia albifera Hydrelia condensata
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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 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)
Numbers
6 species in North America.
5 species in Canada (CBIF).
Identification
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.
Range
British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to South Carolina and Mississippi, west to Utah
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.