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Genus Euclidia

8731 Euclidea cuspidea - Euclidia cuspidea Euclidia cuspidea Moth? - Euclidia cuspidea Unknown Moth - Euclidia cuspidea Toothed Somberwing Moth - Euclidia cuspidea Euclidia ardita Moth - Euclidia cuspidea moth - Euclidia cuspidea
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Euclidiini
Genus Euclidia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euclidia Ochsenheimer, 1816
Ectypa Billberg, 1820
Callistege Hübner, [1823]
Gonospileia Hübner, [1823]
Euclidimera Hampson, 1913
* includes Callistege, designated a subgenus of Euclidia in Goater, Ronkay & Fibiger, 2003.
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Euclidia is a tribute to the Greek mathematician, Euclid. (1)
Numbers
5 species in North America.
Range
All of United States plus Canada from New Brunswick to British Columbia and Northwest Territories. 3 species (diagonalis, intercalaris, triangula) are restricted to the southwestern United States - Arizona to Texas.
Print References
Goater, B., L. Ronkay & M. Fibiger. 2003. Catocalinae and Plusiinae. Noctuidae Europaeae. Volume 10. 452 pp. [links to book: 1, 2]
Ochsenheimer, F. 1816. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 4: 96
Internet References
pinned adult images of ardita and cuspidea (CBIF)
pinned adult images of 4 species by Jim Vargo: cuspidea, diagonalis, intercalaris, triangula, the last 3 labeled as Callistege (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of 3 former Callistege species, with red arrows pointing to distinguishing features (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
taxonomic history plus list of world species, distribution maps, links to images, references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
distribution in Canada list of provinces and territories for 2 species (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
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.