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Genus Urania

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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 Uraniidae (Swallowtail Moths)
Subfamily Uraniinae
Genus Urania
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Urania Fabricius, 1807
Explanation of Names
New Latin, from Greek mythology Ουρανια, the muse of astronomy, from a Greek root meaning "heavenly" (Wikipedia--Urania).
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (1), (second sp. reportedly taken on oil platform off the coast of Louisiana)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.