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Genus Olceclostera

The Angel (Caterpillar) - Olceclostera angelica Unknown caterpillar - Olceclostera seraphica Olceclostera angelica angel - Olceclostera angelica caterpillar - Olceclostera angelica Olceclostera seraphica Olceclostera seraphica angel - Olceclostera angelica
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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 Bombycidae (Silkworm Moths)
Subfamily Apatelodinae
Genus Olceclostera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1878 by Arthur Gardiner Butler
Explanation of Names
Probably from Greek olke (ολκη)- "a drawing, pulling, trailing" + Clostera, a genus of Prominent Moths, Notodontidae, where this genus was originally placed. Clostera is from Greek Kloster (κλωστηρ)- "spindle".
Numbers lists three species: angelica, indistincta, and seraphica.
Internet References
Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 1878, p. 70    Butler's original description of the genus.