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Genus Erastria

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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 Ennominae
Tribe Caberini
Genus Erastria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erastria Hübner, 1813
Trosthis Hübner, 1821
Syrrhodia Hübner, 1823
Catopyrrha Hübner, 1823
Euchlidon Hübner, 1823
Acroleuca Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Erastria is Greek for "a lover." (1)
Print References
Hübner, J. 1813. Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge bd.1: plate
Rindge, F.H. 1950. A revision of the North American species of the genus Syrruodia (Erastria) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates 1469 (PDF)
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.