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Genus Lymantria

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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 Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Lymantriini
Genus Lymantria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lymantria Hübner [1819]
Numbers
This genus has only one species in North America, the introduced species Lymantria dispar, or Gypsy Moth. (There are a number of species in Eurasia--see, for example, Wikipedia--Lymantria.)
Size
Males typically have a wingspan of 38 mm, while for females the wingspan is somewhat larger.
Print References
Schintlmeister, A. 2004. The Taxonomy of the Lymantria Hübner [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Quadrifina 7: 1-248 (1)
Works Cited
1. The Taxonomy of the Lymantria Hübner [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae).
Alexander Schintlmeister. 2004. Quadrifina 7: 1-248.