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Genus Nemophora

Elasmion bellela - Nemophora bellela - female Moth - Nemophora bellela - male
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Adelidae (Fairy Moths)
Subfamily Adelinae
Genus Nemophora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemophora Hoffmannsegg, 1798
Elasmion Hübner, 1822
Eutyphia Hübner, [1825]
Nemotois Hübner, 1825
Epityphia Hübner, [1825]
Nematophora Agassiz, 1847
Ucetia Walker, 1866
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Nemophora is Greek meaning "to wear a thread," referring the antennae. (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.