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Ctenucha (pronounced "ten-OOCH-ah")[2] is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae.

Ctenucha
Ctenucha brunnea (Brown Ctenucha).jpg
Ctenucha brunnea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Tribe: Arctiini
Subtribe: Ctenuchina
Genus: Ctenucha
Kirby, 1837[1]
Synonyms
  • Compsoprium Blanchard, 1852
  • Philoros Walker, 1854
  • Caralisa Walker, 1856
  • Euctenucha Grote, 1873
  • Philorus Zerny, 1912

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EtymologyEdit

The genus name Ctenucha was coined by William Kirby from the Greek meaning "having a comb", a reference to the showy antennae of some species.[3]

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ctenucha, funet.fi
  2. ^ Acorn JH, Sheldon, I. Bugs of Ontario Edmonton: Lone Pine Publ. 2003.
  3. ^ The Century Dictionary. New York: The Century Company. 1895

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