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Genus Ellabella

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Carposinoidea (Fruitworm Moths)
Family Copromorphidae (Tropical Fruitworm Moths)
Genus Ellabella
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ellabella Busck, 1925
Originally described in the family Glyphipterigidae. (1)
Synonyms: (1)
Probolacma Meyrick, 1927
Spilogenes Meyrick, 1938
There are 4 named species of Ellabella in America north of Mexico. (2), (3), (1)
Ellabella Busck, description in PDF. (1)
Print References
Busck, A. 1925. A new North American genus of Microlepidoptera (Glyphipterygidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 27(3): 46
Heppner, J.B. 1984. Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 23 (1): 50-73
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae)
J. B. Heppner. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 23(1): 50-73.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.