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Genus Thera

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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 Larentiinae
Tribe Hydriomenini
Genus Thera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thera Stephens, 1831
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Thera is taken from the name of an island near Crete. (1)
4 species in North America(2)
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
1. Thera contractata
2. Thera juniperata
3. Thera otisi
4. Thera latens
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.224 (2)
Stephens, J.F. 1829. Illustrations of British entomology; or, A synopsis of indigenous insects: containing their generic and specific distinctions. Haustellata 3: 271
Internet References
pinned adult image of all 3 Thera species in Canada (CBIF)
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.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.