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Genus Lithostege

Moth #08-134a - Lithostege fuscata unknown moth 2 - Lithostege fuscata Lithostege Moth - Lithostege Lithostege fuscata? - Lithostege fuscata Lithostege deserticola? - Lithostege deserticola - male Lithostege fuscata? - Lithostege fuscata Loxostege?? - Lithostege Unidentified moth -- Laguna Mountains, San Diego Co., CA - Lithostege
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Chesiadini
Genus Lithostege
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithostege Hübner, 1825
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Lithostege is Greek meaning "covered with stones." (1)
Six Lithostege species occur in America north of Mexico.
rotundata Packard
fuscata Grossbeck
marcata Barnes & McDunnough
elegans Grossbeck
angelicata Dyar
deserticola Barnes & McDunnough
Print References
Hübner, J. [1825] Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge: 337
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.