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Genus Oidaematophorus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Pterophorini
Genus Oidaematophorus
Explanation of Names
Apparently from Greek oidema (οιδημα)- "swelling" + phoros (φορος)- "that which bears, carries, is born, is carried". Probably a reference to some characteristic anatomical feature.