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Genus Stathmopoda

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Stathmopodidae
Genus Stathmopoda
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stathmopoda Herrich-Schäffer, 1853
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Stathmopoda is Greek meaning "to balance the foot," due to the moth's habit of extending the hind legs. (1)
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.