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Batrachedra is the largest genus in the moth family Batrachedridae, with representives all over the world and especially in the Oriental realm. The early stages of most species are unknown.[2] The genus name is derived from the Greek words 'frog' and 'seat' referring to the frog-like resting posture of the adult moths.[3]

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Batrachedra praeangusta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Batrachedridae
Genus: Batrachedra
Herrich-Schäffer, 1853[1]

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  • Eustaintonia Spuler, 1910


The genus contains the following species:[4]

Selected former speciesEdit


  1. ^ Revised Checklist of Batrachedridae in Neotropical Region
  2. ^ Emmet, A Maitland; Langmaid, John R; Bland, K P; Fletcher, D S; Harley, B H; Robinson, G S; Skinner, Bernard; Tremewan, W G, eds. (2002). The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 4, Part 1. Colchester: Harley Books. p. 202. ISBN 0 946589 66 6.
  3. ^ Hoare, Robert J. B. (2014). A photographic guide to moths & butterflies of New Zealand. Ball, Olivier. Auckland: New Holland Publishers. p. 37. ISBN 9781869663995. OCLC 891672034.
  4. ^ Natural History Museum Lepidoptera Generic Names Catalog

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