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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Lapara

Moth - Lapara coniferarum Lapara coniferarum Green striped CAT - Lapara bombycoides Lapara coniferarum - male Lapara coniferarum Lapara bombycoides Lapara bombycoides Lapara? - Lapara
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Lapara
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lapara Walker, 1856
Explanation of Names
Lapar- (laparo) is Greek, meaning "loins, flank" or "loose" (Internet searches) (1).
Numbers lists three species in genus for North America.
Print References
Borror, entry for lapar (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.