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Subfamily Bryophilinae

unknown moth - Cryphia olivacea Cryphia sp.? - Cryphia Arizona Moth  - Cryphia pallidioides Cryphia?  - Cryphia olivacea Crypia sp. - Cryphia olivacea Unidentified  - Cryphia nana Pyralid? - Gloanna grisescens Cryphia flavidior? - Cryphia
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Bryophilinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryophilidae Guenée, 1852
* formerly treated as a tribe (Bryophilini) of subfamily Acronictinae by Hodges in 1983
* treated as a subfamily (Cryphiinae) by some sources
* the Old World genera Bryoleuca and Euthales were treated as valid genera in 1996 by Beck, who brought them out of synonymy with Cryphia
Explanation of Names
Bryophilinae from type genus Bryophila (Treitschke) which was synonymized with Cryphia (Hübner), Greek meaning "fond of moss." (1)
About 10 species in 1 genus (Cryphia) in North America. Approximately 139 species in 3 genera worldwide.
Internet References
pinned adult image of Cryphia cyanympha (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
live adult images of 4 species in Europe (Jeff Higgott, UK)
synonyms and number of world species (Brian Pitkin et al, Butteflies and Moths of the World)
current and former taxa (Brian Pitkin et al, Butteflies and Moths of the World)
sample species and distribution of world Cryphia species, with links to images plus synonyms, references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
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.