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Genus Ornarantia

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Ornarantia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ornarantia Rota & Wahlberg, 2012 (1)
Explanation of Names
"Derived from Latin ornatus and arantia, meaning ornamented with orange" (1).
Numbers
One species in our area, Ornarantia dyari.
Identification
"Similar to Hemerophila, but can be easily distinguished by having a forewing with an apical orange area and a fuscous or bronze-brown antemedial band, both of which are absent in Hemerophila" (1).
Works Cited
1.Exploration of data partitioning in an eight-gene data set: phylogeny of metalmark moths (Lepidoptera, Choreutidae)
Rota, J. and Wahlberg, N. 2012. Zoologica Scripta, 41: 536–546.